State of Florida Question and Answers

  • Q:
    How can I retrieve a will and trust documents from a person who died in Florida in 2011..
    By Edward Fremer
    Sep 14, 2016
    You can check into court records if the will went through probate, then retrieve it either online or by going to the courthouse records department, depending on the particular court. In some cases the will is recorded, however, attorneys have advised not to do so due to privacy concerns and tendency of the will being amended after the recording. When a resident of Florida passes away, the person which is in possession the will is required to turn it over to the court clerk where the deceased lived. You can check more about the law and how it applies to you, such as whether you are mentioned in that will, are you an interested party named in the will. Check both official records (recorded documents such as deeds) and court records.
    By sibyl
    Oct 20, 2016
    My father died 3 years ago and even up to his last months alive my father assured the children 2 biological and 4 step children that all would be taken care of equally. When my sister and I showed up for the reading of the will we were the only two there not good. The wife, not my mother, informed us that the biological children would receive nothing and refused to give us a copy of the will because it upset us. Her children were taken care of and then she died 1 year later. and of course we were not mentioned. No probate do you think that there is a copy somewhere
    By lori
    Nov 24, 2016

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