Can the probate process be held in a county different than the one in which the deceased lived?

Asked on November 10, 2013 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Generally speaking, no, it can not.  The probate must be held in the county in which the decedent resided at the time of his or her death. The only probate proceedings done other than in the county in which he or she resided is an ancillary prbate for real property located elsewhere, like in another state.  Good luck.


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