Demand Against a Decedent Law and Legal Definition

Demand against a decedent refers to any debt or claim enforceable in law or equity against a person since deceased which must be presented to his executor or administrator in order to obtain allowance and payment.

The following is an example of a state statute (Kansas) on demand against a decedent:

K.S.A. § 59-2239. All demands against a decedent's estate, whether due or to become due, whether absolute or contingent, including any demand arising from any liability as surety, guarantor or indemnitor, and including the individual demands of executors and administrators, not exhibited as required by statute within four months after the date of the first published notice to creditors, shall be forever barred from payment.