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Creditor cannot sue estate to gain priority (access required)

A creditor of an estate cannot jump ahead of other creditors by suing the estate, obtaining a judgment, then seeking to enforce the judgment, a Spotsylvania Circuit judge has ruled. A creditor can get priority if a debt is reduced to judgment prior to the debtor's death. But, here, the creditor-- the decedent's ex-wife--lost when she ...

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