2006 New York Code - Effect Of Failure To Present Claim

  § 1802. Effect of failure to present claim
    If any claim is not presented on or before the day fixed in the notice
  published  pursuant  to  the  preceding  section  or  if no notice is so
  published, within 7 months from  the  date  of  issue  of  letters,  the
  fiduciary  shall  not be chargeable for any assets or moneys that he may
  have paid in good faith in satisfaction of any lawful claims or  of  any
  legacies  or  distributions  to  the  legatees  or  distributees  of the
  decedent before such claim was presented.   Such 7  month  period  shall
  begin  on the date letters were first issued to any fiduciary, including
  a temporary administrator or a preliminary executor, and  shall  not  be
  interrupted  by  any  subsequent  issue of letters, except that the time
  during which there is no fiduciary in office shall  not  be  counted  as
  part of such period.

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