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Production of Wills Under Florida’s Probate Statute

Production of Wills Under Florida’s Probate Statute

 

 

PART IX

PRODUCTION OF WILLS

 

732.901 Production of wills.

 

732.901 Production of wills.—

(1) The custodian of a will must deposit the will with the clerk of the court having venue of the estate of the decedent within 10 days after receiving information that the testator is dead. The custodian must supply the testator’s date of death or social security number to the clerk upon deposit.

(2) Upon petition and notice, the custodian of any will may be compelled to produce and deposit the will as provided in subsection (1). All costs, damages, and a reasonable attorney’s fee shall be adjudged to petitioner against the delinquent custodian if the court finds that the custodian had no just or reasonable cause for failing to deposit the will.