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  •  might sound like prejudice (3+ / 0-)
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    Senor Unoball, JDWolverton, ladybug53

    but the Florida probate system, what little direct contact I have had, seems rigged against people and intended to guarantee large fees.

    In this state a lawyer doesn't have to prepare the will.  It can be handwritten by the testator.  The important factors are that the witnessing was correct.   If the lawyer is listed as a witness and denies witnessing it, that would be a problem.  Writing it would be irrelevant.

    •  I think she was aware of that, because almost (2+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, Senor Unoball

      financial accounts are exempt from probate. All that's left is qualifying for an expedited/low fee probate process.

      If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

      by JDWolverton on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 04:44:58 PM PST

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