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No it is not necessary to file for probate if everything has a named beneficiary here.All of these assets pass to those named beneficiaries outside of probate.There is no need to file for probate.It is only when there exists assets with no beneficiaries or cars, trailers, real estate titled in the deceased's name that probate must be opened.
Here there was good estate planning no need for probate to be opened or incur the costs to do so.You would just order death certificates and present those where the items are located with beneficiaries and the assets should be transferred to them here under Florida law.
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