Advertising for Creditors

Estate trustees who fail to advertise for creditors may be held liable for the debts of the deceased. Publishing a Notice to Creditors on NoticeConnect.com protects estate trustees from this liability.

Court-approved liability protection

  • Trusted by hundreds of law firms, banks, and legal service organizations
  • Available to firms and individual trustees
  • Commissioned affidavits of publication available
  • Read the Ontario court approval here
  • Read s. 8 of the Saskatchewan estate administration regulations here
Inexpensive and Simple to Use

  • Publishing costs a one-time, flat fee of $150
  • Takes under five minutes
  • Publish as a guest or create a free account
  • Pay by credit card or cheque
$
150
PLUS TAX

To publish a notice

$
40
PLUS TAX
For a commissioned affidavit of publication
We Connect Your Published Notice with Creditors in Multiple Ways

  • Published in our public, searchable database
  • Sent directly to subscribers and creditors across Canada
  • Shared on social media
  • Search-engine optimized
Jennifer’s Story
Advertising for creditors on NoticeConnect protected her client from a $20,000 debt

Background

Jennifer Stebbing is an estate lawyer with Ross & McBride LLP in Hamilton, Ontario. Since 2017, Jennifer has used NoticeConnect to advertise for creditors for her clients. She likes that publishing notices to creditors with NoticeConnect is court-approved, fast, and cost effective. Her clients like that she is taking this important, but often overlooked, step to protect them from liability.


Situation

Recently, one of Jennifer’s clients was the executor of a family member’s estate. Jennifer explained to him that if he distributed the estate without advertising for creditors, he could be held personally liable for any outstanding debts. The client agreed that publishing a notice to creditors on NoticeConnect was a sensible precaution and so Jennifer published the notice on his behalf.

Several months after the expiry date listed in the ad, she was contacted by an institutional creditor seeking to collect a five-figure debt owed by the deceased. Jennifer pointed them to the notice on NoticeConnect, and advised the creditor that the expiry date had passed. The creditor was familiar with NoticeConnect and ceased attempting to collect.


Bottom Line

Publishing an inexpensive notice to creditors on NoticeConnect protected Jennifer’s client from a five-figure debt he was unaware existed. To protect their estate administration clients, lawyers should advertise for creditors or obtain written instructions from the client confirming that they do not wish to advertise.

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