Creditors are put on notice through local publication as part of the probate process. Once the estate has appointed the Executor or Administrator, the creditors then have six months to file any claims against the estate. If the claim is approved by the Executor or Administrator, the bill will be paid by the estate, provided there are sufficient funds from which to pay same. However, if the Executor or Administrator rejects a claim by filing proper notice with the Probate Court, the creditor must sue the estate for payment.