Fort Walton Beach, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: In Florida, is there any requirement for a successor Trustee of a Living Trust to file with probate or other agency

The original Trustee has just passed away. All Wills and Trust documents are complete according to State law

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Lauren Nagel Richardson
Lauren Nagel Richardson
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The successor trustee should file a Notice of Trust in the county of residence of the deceased Grantor. This filing involves a filing fee of $41.00. There are also quite a few other administrative responsibilities of a successor trustee for which the guidance of an attorney is highly recommended, but these duties do not require court filings. If you would like to call our office for a free 15 minute phone consultation, we can discuss what are some of these other duties and how an attorney can assist the trustee.

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