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Advertising for Creditors

Estate Trustees have the authority to settle claims against the estate.  Claims may be asserted by a creditor, often in response to an Advertisement for Creditors. 

An Advertisement for Creditors typically runs for three consecutive weeks in a daily newspaper in the area where the deceased lived and worked at the time of death.  The date by which all claims must be submitted to the estate solicitor is usually one month after the first date that the advertisement is published whereafter, once the time period for filing claims has expired, the newspaper will provide an Affidavit of Proof of Publication. 

While there is no statutory requirement to advertise for creditors, there are several reasons why it is prudent practice:

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