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Settling the deceased’s debts from the estate

Q. Is the debt of the deceased considered among the right of people so that his heirs have to pay it from the deceased’s estate?

A: Irrespective of whom he owes to, i.e., be it to a real or legal entity, their rights have to be upheld. Therefore, it is obligatory on the heirs to pay the creditors or their heirs the debt from the deceased’s estate. Furthermore, they have no right to make use of the estate before they have settled the outstanding debts the deceased owed to other people.


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