Notice to Creditors

When to use Notice to Creditors

When an individual passes away, loved ones may be understandably frustrated by how many legal, financial and practical tasks require their attention, even as they are attempting to process their grief. Trying to get the affairs of a deceased loved one “in order” can be particularly challenging in the wake of that person’s passing. Thankfully, there are numerous resources that surviving spouses, surviving adult children, estate executors and estate representatives can use in order to make the process of getting a deceased individual’s affairs in order more simple, straightforward and efficient. By utilizing specific tools, such as a notice to creditors letter template, the loved ones of a recently deceased individual can spend less time dealing with practical tasks and more time focusing on honoring their loved one.


If you recently experienced the loss of a loved one, it is important to use resources tailored to your situation in order to efficiently and effectively address the practical work your loved one left behind. For example, you can use this notice to creditors template to notify your loved one’s creditors that he or she has passed away. This notification can help you to get the process of closing your loved one’s accounts started. Depending on the status of each account, you may receive responses indicating that your loved one has an outstanding balance or is entitled to a refund. Creditors must be notified when an account holder has passed away in case they need to file claims against the estate. Using this template will help you to provide that required notice and to begin the process of closing accounts no longer in use by your loved one.

Alternative Names

Letter to Creditors
Notification of Deceased Account Holder
Death of Account Holder Notification