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Unfortunately, if you received money you shouldn't have received you have to pay it back to the estate. I'm not sure why he is telling you the clerk of court says you have to pay it back because the clerk of court really has nothing to do with it, the law states that you would have to repay it under the theory of "unjust enrichment" as well as other theories and the clerk of court is just responsible for filing paperwork and taking care of the file.
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