How to become personal representative

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Latest post Mon, Sep 17 2007 4:21 PM by Fxston. 2 replies.
  • Sat, Sep 15 2007 8:05 PM

    • tazia
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    Question [=?] How to become personal representative

    My mother died without a will in Florida. She had no assets. I need to obtain her medical records but cannot do so unless I am appointed "personal representative".
    I have contacted the probate court and was told that I did not have to go through that court since there were no assets and I should call civil court. Civil court supervisor tells me I have to go to probate court and I need a lawyer to do so. Can anyone tell me how to go about doint this and do I need a lawyer?
  • Sun, Sep 16 2007 12:01 AM In reply to

    • LIMAMA
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    re: How to become personal representative

    Consult a FL estate/probate lawyer in the county your mother passed.
  • Mon, Sep 17 2007 4:21 PM In reply to

    re: How to become personal representative

    "I have contacted the probate court and was told that I did not have to go through that court since there were no assets and I should call civil court."

    That's not true. I'd contact a local estate-probate attorney for the particulars. Remember, the clerks who answer the phone are not lawyers and, in this case, it appears whomever you talked to was simply using this as a way to blow you off.

    Unless you are able to figure out what proper forms to fill out and file, yes, you need a lawyer.
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