CCP 3242     

Art. 3242.  Acknowledgment or rejection of claim by representative

The succession representative to whom a claim against the succession has been submitted, within thirty days thereof, shall either acknowledge or reject the claim, in whole or in part.  This acknowledgment or express rejection shall be in writing, dated, and signed by the succession representative, who shall notify the claimant of his action.  Failure of the succession representative either to acknowledge or reject a claim within thirty days of the date it was submitted to him shall be considered a rejection thereof.