Wills

Wills
Pursuant to Florida Statute 732.901, the original Last Will and Testament of a deceased person must be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court having venue of the estate of the decedent within 10 days after receiving information that the testator (a person who dies leaving a will) is dead.  The statute also states that the custodian of the will must supply the clerk with the date of death or social security number of the testator upon deposit. Our office also requires that a death certificate be filed with the original will.  Please be advised that there is no charge or filing fee to deposit a will with our office.

Upon depositing a will with our office, the depositor will receive a Receipt for Deposit of Will which includes the file number, date of filing, and the seal of the Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court.  This receipt is something that should be placed with other important documents concerning the deceased.

In some instances, the company or office holding assets of the deceased will require a certified copy of the Last Will and Testament to transfer the assets in question.  It is always a good idea to contact the company or office and inquire as to what is needed to complete the transfer.  Our office can provide you with certified copies of the will.