Estate debt after probate1 Replies
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on this situation. My father (Portuguese res & UK cit) passed away in Portimao 3 years ago. We had a lawyer in Lagos process the estate as required and the assets distributed. Now, 3 years later, a private hospital is suing my brother (UK cit & resident) for non-payment of a hospital bill relating to the death of my step-mother (Port res & UK cit) 4 years ago claiming my father never paid it. In the intervening time, at no point did the hospital even issue any invoices to us. Is there any statute of limitations and/or protection for heirs from outstanding estate debts as a result of the probate process? We have contacted our lawyer but just trying to get some understanding of Portuguese laws. Thanks for any help.