IN RE ESTATE OF FRIEDA LINDY FREEDMAN HAROLD FREEDMAN, AS EXECUTOR v. ANITA TARADASH - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 7, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James Carson Hofstetter, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anita Taradash.

Attorneys 2:

William L. Harbison, Lisa K. Helton, and Cornell H. Kennedy, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Harold Freedman.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

A beneficiary of the decedent’s estate contends the Executor should be held personally liable for paying two debts of the decedent for which no claim was filed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 30-2-307. The Executor insists that Tennessee Code Annotated § 30-2- 318(b) afforded him the discretion to pay debts of the decedent because the estate was solvent and the time in which the claims could have been filed had not expired. The probate court ruled in favor of the Executor, finding the payment of the debts was authorized pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 30-2-318(b). We affirm.

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