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Asked on November 3, 2018 under Estate Planning, Florida
M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
I am so sorry for your loss. So I am assuming that you were served with a Petition of some sort (for admitting the Will to Probate likely) and you have 20 days or so to answer. So if you object to what is being proposed in the document that you were served with you need to file a written document stating why you disagree and what you want done about it. It needs to be a formal looking document using the format of the Petition. Look at the document and see how it has what is called a caption with the Court listed and "in the Estate of" on it with a file or doclet number? Copy that. On the right under neath the file number put the words "Response to whatever the dcument you were served with it called" and then under neath the caption put your name and then state your bjectsion. I, John Doe, being duly sworn, hereby respond and object as follows: then write your objections. Sign it before a notary and file it with the court and send a copy to whomever sent you the notice. I strongly suggest you seek some legal advice as well. Good luck.
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