Utility bill in deceased person name

Asked over 1 year ago - Tampa, FL

my mother passed away in july of 2012 do I have to change any of utility bills we are in probate process now

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  1. Marian Audrey Lindquist

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Utility companies generally only care that they get paid; however, down here in South Florida Florida Power and Light is generally the quickest company to be aware of a death and ask how the Personal Representative wants the account re-titled. Ask your probate lawyer if you have to change the utility bills.

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  2. Nishat Azam

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . I agree with Counsel. Usually the bills get titled to the Estate of the deceased until distribution of assets is finalized. You should speak to the Probate Attorney handling the Estate.

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  3. Lawrence Jay Davis


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . At this late juncture it is advisable to notify the utility companies and close any existing utility accounts. The accounts can be re-opened in the name of the Personal Representative and billed to the Estate.

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Probate is the legal process for proving a will valid or invalid, appointing an executor, and distributing estate assets according to the will or state law.

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