Boca Raton, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: I'm the executor of my Dad's will, but I live out of state and we haven't filed it yet with the court.

Can my son deal with paying current costs, like for the funeral, right now - he lives in state - even though the will hasn't been filed yet?

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Sabina Tomshinsky
Sabina Tomshinsky
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, your son should be able to front the costs and then get reimbursed accordingly. However, I urge you to consult with a probate attorney in the County where the probate will be commenced so that the will can be reviewed and a more specific response can be provided on all the related matters including the costs of administration, funeral costs and the reimbursement process on the same.

Katherine Schnauss Naugle
Katherine Schnauss Naugle
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends on how your dad's accounts were titled. If they were joint accounts with your son then yes he can. I would suggest talking to a probate lawyers to determine how to pay expenses.

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