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What Documents Do I Need for an Ancillary Probate?
What Documents Do I Need for an Ancillary Probate?

Ancillary probate is necessary for situations where a decedent had real property, such as a house, in a state other than Florida. The same is also true if the deceased lived in another state but owned real estate in Florida. The legal process that occurs in the state where ...

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