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Ancillary Probate in Florida

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Authors: Todd L. Bradley, Howard M. Hujsa, Robert L. Lancaster, and Joseph A. Stusek

This Practical Law Guide identifies and discusses the key laws and procedures regarding Florida ancillary probate proceedings, including, but not limited to, determining when a Florida ancillary probate proceeding is necessary or permissible, preliminary requirements for initiating an ancillary probate proceeding, appointment of a personal representative to maintain an ancillary probate proceeding in Florida, the general process for conducting and concluding an ancillary probate proceeding, and alternative ways to address the disposition of Florida property for a non-Florida resident decedent.

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