Category: Probate Administration

Provisions Relating To Disposition Of The Body

Before issuance of Letters of Administration, any person may carry out written instructions of the decedent relating to the decedent’s body and funeral and burial arrangements. The fact that cremation occurred pursuant to a written direction signed by the decedent that the body be cremated is a complete defense to a cause of action against [..]

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Escheat Part 12 of 12

Funds in Possession of Federal Agencies Part 5 of 5 All of the property in this provision is declared to have escheated, or to escheat, including all principal and interest accruing thereon, and to have become property of the State of Florida. It is the purpose of this chapter to include all funds or other [..]

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Escheat Part 11 of 12

Funds in Possession of Federal Agencies Part 4 of 5 All of the property in this provision is declared to have escheated, or to escheat, including all principal and interest accruing thereon, and to have become property of the State of Florida. In the event any money is due to any resident of this state [..]

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Escheat Part 10 of 12

Funds in Possession of Federal Agencies Part 3 of 5 All of the property in this provision is declared to have escheated, or to escheat, including all principal and interest accruing thereon, and to have become property of the State of Florida. All money or other property which has remained in, or has been deposited [..]

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Escheat Part 9 of 12

Funds in Possession of Federal Agencies Part 2 of 5 All of the property in this provision is declared to have escheated, or to escheat, including all principal and interest accruing thereon, and to have become property of the State of Florida. After June 16, 1947, all money or other property which has remained in, [..]

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Escheat Part 7 of 12

Recovery of Escheated Property by Claimant Part 2 of 2 on Recovery The Chief Financial Officer shall approve or disapprove the claim. If the claim is approved, the funds, money, or property of the claimant, less any expenses and costs which shall have been incurred by the state in securing the possession of said property, [..]

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Escheat Part 6 of 12

Recovery of Escheated Property by Claimant Part 1 of 2 on Recovery Any person who claims any property, funds, or money delivered to the Treasurer or Chief Financial Officer shall, within 5 years from the date of receipt of such property, funds, or money, file a verified claim with the Chief Financial Officer, setting forth [..]

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Escheat Part 5 of 12

Public Records  All records in the office of the Chief Financial Officer or the Department of Financial Services relating to federal funds that have escheated shall be public records.

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Escheat Part 4 of 12

Money Recovered to be Paid Into State Treasury  When any funds or property which has escheated and has been recovered by the Department of Financial Services, the Department shall first pay all costs incident to the collection and recovery of such funds or property and shall promptly deposit the remaining balance of such funds or [..]

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Escheat Part 3 of 12

Department to Institute Proceedings to Recover Escheated Property  When there exists, or may exist, escheated funds or property under this chapter, the Department of Financial Services shall demand or institute proceedings in the name of the State of Florida for an adjudication that an escheat to the State of such funds or property has occurred; [..]

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