Under CA probate laws how long does a creditor have to file a claim
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In California creditors' claims become unenforceable one year after the person dies. So if no one has begun a probate proceeding, you need to file it, be appointed, and get your claim in before the 12th month expires. If the decedent lived in Los Angeles County, that's where the probate action must be filed. It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to get on the hearing calendar, so plan accordingly. If you need assistance, I'd be happy to discuss this with you further.
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