The personal representative provides formal legal notice to creditors. Creditors then have a fixed time frame in which to file their claim in the probateThe legal proceeding by which a decedent’s testamentary document, such as a will, is proven to be valid, and the subsequent procedure of administering the decedent’s estate. proceeding. If the personal representative approves the claim, then the bill is paid from the assets of the estateThe assets and liabilities left behind by a decedent.. If the personal representative rejects a claim, then that creditorA person or entity who has a legal claim against the assets of another. has to sue to prove their entitlement to payment.