Claim Against An Estate Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Claim Against An Estate, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Claim Against An Estate?

Upon the death of a person and before the distribution of his property and assets among his heirs any person to whom the deceased owed money should make a calim.The person who is responsible for managing the estate can disapprove the claim, approve it partly or disapprove it.If the claim is disapproved the claimant can initiate legal proceedings.The claim has to bae made after the death of the person is publicly announced to a few months as specified by the law,failing to do so the claim will not be considered.