Debts after death


The personal representative of my dad’s estate filed in probate court after his death, but did not put a notice in the newspaper. I was told that after 1 year (in CO) most debts are discharged if the creditors hadn’t come forward, regardless of whether the notice was published. The person cited CO Rev Stat § 15-12-801 (2016). The debts are smaller things such as water bills, cable and such.

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Asked on May 17, 2019 4:06 pm
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The debts, unless joint debt, are owned by the estate. If the probate is opened the Court will ensure that the debts are either discharged or paid during the Probate process.
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