Clarify the third part of the proposed statement to state that those contacted be informed the debt can only be legally collected from the decedent's estate. RATIONALE: As a provider of Elder Law, it has been my observation that many elderly spouses become executors/administers, and are very easily confused between a valid debt against the estate and a moral obligation to pay the decedent's debt. Such clear language would be a tremendous service to our current parents, the members of the Greatest Generation, who have not discussed monetary matters with spouses and children. It would also be a great service to the rest of us who hope to grow old but whose mental facilities will not be as sharp as in younger years.
Statement of Policy Regarding Communications in Connection with Collection of a Decedent’s Debt, Project No. P104806 #00080
Statement of Policy Regarding Communications in Connection with Collection of a Decedent’s Debt, Project No. P104806