I was promised reimbursement for services rendered and purchases for the estate. What form would I use to be reimbursed? Who do I submit it to?
If your father's estate is in probate, you will need to file a "creditor's claim" (Judicial Council Form #DE-172). You have a very short period of time in which to file your claim, so I suggest that you do so immediately.
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A California lawyer can tell you more specifically what form(s) and to whom to submit. In Illinois where I practice you would submit a claim to the Probate Court and send copies to the attorney for the estate and the executor.
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Beneficiaries do not recive reimbursement they receive distributions. However, perhaps you are both a beneficiary and someone who provided services or paid costs of the estate. If you have a friendly relationsip with the executor ( we no longer use the term executrix in Ca due to P.C'ness) she can just write you a check. But if it is going to be a battle, file a creditors claim ASAP as suggested above.
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