Creditors Right to Florida Estates
Creditors have rights to a Florida estate and that also means that somebody who lent money or was owed money to somebody who passed away in Florida has rights and the estate of that person who passed away has an obligation to pay the person who is owed money. So a creditor of somebody who’s passed away in Florida should file a statement of claim in the probate proceeding or the estate proceeding to say hey the person that just passed away owed me money or I’m owed something under a contract or I have some rights that I need to exercise. Spouses who file or… excuse me, spouses who sign a prenuptial agreement, be careful. You’re also a creditor. You may not know this and you need to file a statement of claim.