Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Florida

My mother who lived in fl. has died. She has a will and my sister may have power of attorney. We need to know what to do now.

Asked on 5/27/12, 5:03 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

The power of attorney expired upon your mother's death, so it isn't of use now.

What you need to do is examine her assets. If her assets were jointly, ITF/ATF, or named a beneficiary, then the surviving beneficiary can get a death certificate and receive those assets.

If it only had your mother's name on it, then probate probably will be required.

My recommendation is to seek an attorney, like myself, who provides a free consultation to review the matter fully and give you the proper directions of what is needed in your particular situation. Then you can proceed as required.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. 888-475-1732 (though I am on vacation until the end of the month).

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Answered on 5/27/12, 5:15 pm
Lucreita Becude Lucreita D. Becude, P.A.

Mr. Kaplan is correct. However if your mother died in Jacksonville, give my office a call for an appointment.

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Answered on 5/28/12, 6:20 am
David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

Her estate may need to go through probate in the county where she resided.

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Answered on 5/28/12, 12:25 pm

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