What do I need if I need to file a claim against an estate?

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What do I need if I need to file a claim against an estate?

I did some work as a consultant over a duration of 4 years for a company. I was to get paid at the completion of the project. The owner recently died and the business dissolved. I need to now file a claim with the attorneys representing the estate. What do I need to do exactly?

Asked on April 25, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Mexico

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have not been paid for four years a portion of your claim may be denied. If you got paid consistently throughout the four years, then you can show consistent payment and get paid for the remaining amount owed. Eitther way, aim for the total amount you believe you are owed and file the claim in probate court if the matter has been probated. If not, file a certified letter with the attorney representing the estate and ask for the proper filing documentation. If there are monies left over after the expenses of the estate have been paid, then you may receive a portion or percentage.


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