Claims Against Estates

If someone who owes you or your company money passes away, you may be able to collect the debt from that person's assets after they have passed away. If you have a claim against someone’s estate, you need to be very aware of the deadlines for filing your claim. Pepper Law, PLC’s Nashville estate litigation lawyers can help you with a claim against an estate in Nashville or any other part of Tennessee.

Generally, under Tennessee law, the longest period anyone has to file a claim against the estate of a deceased person for money owed to them is twelve (12) months from the date of the person’s death. That deadline may be even shorter in many circumstances. For more information about deadlines for filing claims against the estate of a deceased person see: “Claims Against Estates: Deadlines for Filing in Tennessee.” Before you rely on any advice about the time by which your claims against an estate or claims against someone who has passed away must be filed, you should be sure that the advice is in writing and that it is from a qualified lawyer Nashville estate litigation lawyer who you have retained as the above statements are general rules and are not meant to be assurances as to your particular case.

Pepper Law, PLC will provide you with an initial consultation at no charge for your estate litigation matter if your case is in Nashville or any other part of Tennessee.