OKay, thank you for that. I changed computers while you were looking for the will. Okay, here's what you need to do. You need to bring the will to the local circuit court and file for probate.
Under Florida law, the executor owes a fiduciary duty to the estate. A fiduciary duty basically means that the executor must at all times act and make decisions in the best interest of the estate.
The executor has a duty to ensure that the estate’s value does not decrease pending distribution of the estate’s assets. This means that the executor can sell assets she thinks would decrease in value over time and invest other assets to maximize the estate’s income. In addition, an executor may hire attorney and accountants to help maintain the estate’s value.
The executor must pay all debts and expenses the estate incurs. Paying debts includes using estate assets to pay local, state or federal taxes owed. In addition, the executor must settle any other debts the estate owes using assets owned by the estate.
The executor must collect all property of the estate, including real property, investments, bank accounts and all other assets. The executor must inventory all assets by making a detailed list of all property and document the value of each asset at the time the decedent died. By doing so, the executor compiles the net worth of the estate for tax purposes, to pay debts and distribute assets pursuant to the decedent’s written wishes in the will. If the executor discovers new assets after initially inventorying the estate, the executor must supplement or amend the inventory with the court.