Can Woman Sue Step-Father for Money Owed to Deceased Mother?

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“My mother passed away and my step-father owed my mother $3,200 for back maintenance, can I sue my step-father for the money he owed my mother?”

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It sounds like you are the executor of her estate, and these payments are needed to cover her final expenses.  If this is the case, you can file against your step-father on behalf of her estate.  In this case, you should contact an attorney in your jurisdiction that practices estate and trust law.



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