When Mom died she had some outstanding credit card and medical bills. She has no money to pay and her spouse, my Dad, died a year ago today (I lost my parents within 10 months of each other...). There is no probate due to Mom not having any assets upon death aside from a few pieces of furniture in her assisted living apartment that my brother and I donated. In the will I am named executor so I have sent the creditors a letter, a death certificate and a copy of the last bill received to inform them of the death & that there is no probate & no money to pay.
I keep receiving bills & most recently a collections notice from one of the creditors. Do I need to respond to these attempts or can I just let it go since I did notify them? I sent the letters certified so I know they were received.
Even though I have notified all creditors, do I still need to put a public notice in the local newspaper in IN, the state Mom lived in upon death? If I need to publish a notice, what type of paper should it go in and for how long?