Estates and Maintenance Obligations

An issue that is sure to cause a delay in the winding up of an estate is the issue of maintenance. Your obligation to maintain your minor children does not cease with your death. In fact, your obligation does not necessarily even cease when the child becomes a major at age 18 - it only ceases when that child becomes self-sufficient. On death, maintenance claims must be resolved before heirs can be paid. If not sufficiently catered for they can result in heirs receiving less than the deceased wanted them to. It is…Read more …