Orlando, FL asked in Family Law and Probate for Florida

Q: My father passed away 9/18/17 I an his only child when will there be a will reading?

I have spoken to the bank and his attorney about burial and because I am next of kin I they told me it was my desciion to have him creamtated or buried...but I'm.also wandering if I am allowed to have anything of his(a few things were discussed be for his passing)but there has been no talk about the reading of his will

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John Richert
John Richert
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Do you know if your father had a will? If there is no will, then you may be able to file for probate as an intestate estate (that means there is no will). If your father had a will then it should be deposited with the clerk in the county where he resided at the time of his death within 10 days after his death. If the attorney had the will, then he or she should have deposited it with the clerk.

Your best option is to talk with a probate attorney who you can give more information about the situation and the attorney will be able to give you a better answer.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A "reading of the will" is largely a feature of fiction (television, film, and novels). It rarely if ever happens in real life. Presumably everyone can read it for themselves.

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