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Richard, Attorney
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Experience:  29 years of experience practicing law, including tax and estate planning.
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After being appointed executor of my daughters estate by Gwinnett County Probate Court , do they automatically put a notice in the paper.I have been contacted by 4 of her debts and don't know if I have to pay them or not, since my name is ***** ***** them
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

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Actually, the probate court does not publish the notice to creditors. Rather, it's the job of the executor. Once you are appointed, it's the obligation of the executor to publish a notice to creditors within 60 days of the date you are appointed by the court. This notice to creditors must run for four consecutive weeks in the official newspaper in the county where the estate’s Probate court is located. You can call the court clerk for the property form for this notice. This published notice starts the countdown clock for creditors. Creditors must make known their demands for payment directly to the PR, not the court, within three months after the fourth publication of the notice.

This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you this was the court's obligation, but, I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you. ………..I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!

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