If I have been ordered to pay restitution to someone but they die, do I still have to pay restitution to their estate?

If yes, then why?

Asked on December 2, 2013 under Criminal Law, Alabama


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Most likely the answer to your question is that you will have to pay the restitution to the Estate of the person that you are ordered to pay restitution to if he or she dies before full payment. In essence the restitution order is a judgment and a judgment survives the death of a person whon owns it provided it is timely renewed.

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