Yes, so long as the statute of limitations (4 yrs.) did not run on the written contract, the estate can enforce payment of the debt. However, first a personal representative of the estate must be appointed. When did your uncle pass away? Did he have a will or a trust? You need to speak with an attorney immediately. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this matter.
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Counsel is correct, it is important to look at the date of this contract to ensure that the 4 yr. SOL has not yet run. Your deceased relative's estate can enforce the payment of the debt after a personal representative for the estate is appointed. You should consider speaking with an attorney immediately. Please feel free to contact my offices for a free consultation on your rights. 858 900 7342.
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Yes-an estate would have to be opened and the executor would have power to try to collect the asset.
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My colleagues are correct about the statute of limitations issue on the contract. You should contact a local probate attorney to review the situation and provide you with fact specific guidance and direction.
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