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It means taking all legal steps necessary to ensure a Will is valid and to admit the Will to probate.
It relates to all property of a deceased person that is the subject of a probate action.
This is a legal process provided for by Florida law which determines the value of a deceased person’s property and its distribution to heirs.
Proceedings are held in the Circuit Court of the county where the deceased was domiciled or owned property.
To collect and determine the estate’s assets and to protect the assets of the estate. To provide a means of converting assets to cash to distribute to beneficiaries, or to pay creditors/taxes. To legally transfer ownership of real property. To determine who is entitled to share in the estate and to distribute the property to the proper parties.
The property will be distributed in accordance with Florida law.
The file will be sent to the department within two working days of receiving the request at Records Center.