DE-157 Notice of Administration to Creditors
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
OF THE ESTATE OF
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
is the personal representative of the ESTATE OF (name): , who is deceased.
The personal representative HAS BEGUN ADMINISTRATION of the decedent's estate in the
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF (specify):
Case number (specify):
You must FILE YOUR CLAIM with the court clerk (address in item 2a) AND mail or deliver a copy to the personal representative
before the last to occur of the following dates:
four months after (date):
, the date letters (authority to act for the estate) were first
issued to a general personal representative, as defined in subdivision (b ) of section 58 of the California Probate Code, OR
60 days after (date): , the date this notice was mailed or personally delivered to you.
LATE CLAIMS: If you do not file your claim within the time required by law, you must file a petition with the court for permission to
file a late claim as provided in Probate Code section 9103. Not all claims are eligible for additional time to file. See section 9103(a).
WHERE TO GET A CREDITOR'S CLAIM FORM: If a Creditor's Claim (form DE-172) did not accompany this notice, you may
obtain a copy of the form from any superior court clerk or from the person who sent you this notice. You may also access
a fillable version of the form on the Internet at www.courts.ca.gov/forms under the form group Probate—Dece dents'
Estates. A letter to the court stating your cla im is not sufficient.
FAILURE TO FILE A CLAIM: Failure to file a claim with the court and serve a copy of the claim on the personal
representative will in most instances invalidate your claim.
IF YOU MAIL YOUR CLAIM: If you use the mail to file your claim with the court, for your protection you should send your
claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. If you use the mail to serve a copy of your claim on the personal
representative, you should also use certified mail.
Note: To assist the creditor and the court, please send a blank copy of the Creditor's Claim form with this notice.
(Proof of Service by Mail on reverse)
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Judicial Council of California
DE-157 [Rev . Janu ar y 1, 20 13 ]
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS
Probate Code, §§ 9050, 9052
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