How to File a Will in Broward County, Florida
When filing a Will in Broward County, which must be done within (10) ten days after receiving information of the decedent’s death, you should mail an original copy of the will and an original copy of the death certificate to:
Broward County Courthouse
201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 252
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
If you would like a receipt, the clerk asks that you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and put in writing that you would like a receipt. If you prefer, the Will can be e-filed, however, an attorney has to do so on your behalf.
What Does Florida Probate Law Say About Filing a Will?
732.901 Production of wills.—
What Are The Next Steps To Take After A Loved One Dies?
After contacting a funeral home, someone should contact the social security administration to let them know of the person’s death in order to cease paying benefits (usually, the funeral home will take care of this for you). Additionally, someone should take possession of the decedent’s credit cards, driver’s licenses, bills, and bank account statements and possibly have the decedent’s mail forwarded. Other suggestions include gathering tax returns and insurance policies.
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For those visitors and clients who would like more information about probate, we have provided additional resources for you to read and review. That information includes a discussion of the Florida probate process, and for those interested in learning more about Broward County Probate, we have prepared a supplemental summary on that topic as well. Additionally, please feel free to read our blog, About Florida Probate. It addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about the Florida probate process.
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