When someone dies, his or her assets will not necessarily be distributed automatically to those entitled to them. If a person dies with a Will that devises his or her assets to you, then probate is necessary to carry out the instructions of the Will. Similarly, probate becomes necessary when a person dies owning anything in his or her name individually. This blog discusses the things that you need to receive your devised or inherited property that is in Florida and the process involved.
- Decedent’s original Will.
- The Will’s self proving affidavit. If it is not available, then an oath from one of the following will be required: a witness to the Will, the nominated personal representative, or any disinterested person who believes the Will is genuine.
- Probate’s filing fee and advertising costs. These fees vary based on the type of proceeding and county of the decedent’s residence.