Does the defendant still owe plaintiff if plaintiff is now deceased?
(Palm Desert, CA)
Plaintiff awarded claim in small claims court in Riverside County, California. Defendant making payments as agreed. Defendant has learned that the Plaintiff is deceased. Has not been formally notified. Checks to Plaintiff have been endorsed by unknown person. What are the laws concerning this? Is the Defendant obligated to continue to pay a deceased person. Should Defendant receive formal notification to pay the Estate?