Question by  wiki (76)

What happens to a lawsuit if you die?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Since dead folks cannot respond to a lawsuit, there is no lawsuit once you're dead. Some suits, however, are filed against a named individual, his heirs, his company, etc. In the event of debt, a creditor can make a claim against the estate.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If married, your spouse automatically has the right to continue the case. Your heirs also have a choice to continue to pursue it in the name of your estate.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

In general, if the target of a lawsuit dies, so does the suit. However, if tangible assets, such as property, or a decent sized estate are left, the suit may be modified to attach the assets and seek satisfaction.


Answer by  CarlSCansino (464)

Certain cases like divorces will automatically be terminated, as you cannot divorce a dead person. On the other hand, if you are the plaintiff, and you pass away you executor or administrator may continue the suit for the benefit of your estate and its either. I hope this helps you.

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