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(a) A claimant shall present a claim against a decedent's estate by delivering or mailing, return receipt requested, a written statement of the claim, verified in accordance with section 20-102:
(1) to the personal representative with a copy to the Register; or
(2) to the Register with a copy to the personal representative.
For purposes of presenting a claim within the 6-month time limits provided in section 20-903, a claim shall be deemed presented if inadvertently it is only sent either to the personal representative or to the Register pursuant to this section.
(b) A statement of a claim shall state:
(1) the name and address of the claimant;
(2) the basis of the claim;
(3) the amount claimed;
(4) if the claim is not yet due, when the claim will become due;
(5) if the claim is contingent, the nature of the contingency; and
(6) if the claim is secured, a description of the security.
(c) The Court may, in its discretion, disallow a claim, in whole or in part, if the claimant fails to comply with subsections (a) and (b) or with the personal representative's reasonable requests for additional information.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - District of Columbia Code Division III. Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations. § 20-905. Manner of presentation of claim. - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/dc/division-iii-decedents-estates-and-fiduciary-relations/dc-code-sect-20-905/
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