Nevada Wills and Estates of Deceased Persons

Sec. § 145.060
Creditors’ claims: Notice, filing, approval and payment; procedure if claim of Department of Health and Human Services rejected.


A personal representative shall publish and mail notice to creditors in the manner provided in NRS 155.020.


Creditors of the estate must file their claims, due or to become due, with the clerk, within 60 days after the mailing to the creditors for those required to be mailed, or 60 days after the first publication of the notice to creditors pursuant to NRS 155.020, and within 15 days thereafter the personal representative shall allow or reject the claims filed.


Any claim which is not filed within the 60 days is barred forever, except that if it is made to appear, by the affidavit of the claimant or by other proof to the satisfaction of the court, that the claimant did not have notice as provided in NRS 155.020, the claim may be filed at any time before the filing of the final account.


Every claim which is filed as provided in this section and allowed by the personal representative must then, and not until then, be ranked as an acknowledged debt of the estate and be paid in the course of administration, except that payment of small debts in advance may be made pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 150.230.


If a claim filed by the Department of Health and Human Services is rejected by the personal representative, the Director of the Department may, within 20 days after receipt of the written notice of rejection, petition the court for summary determination of the claim. A petition for summary determination must be filed with the clerk, who shall set the petition for hearing, and the petitioner shall give notice for the period and in the manner required by NRS 155.010. Allowance of the claim by the court is sufficient evidence of its correctness, and it must be paid as if previously allowed by the personal representative.

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