What is the time frame for reporting a death to creditors, IRS, DMV, etc.? My son passed away August 19, 2009 at the age of 24 without a will. He bought a house 4 months prior which his father was living in at the time of his death. His father continues to pay the mortgage and live in the house with my sons' belongings. His father and I are divorced, and he will not discuss my sons estate with me. I feel he is in violation of the reporting laws.