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Go to the Probate Court in your County and submit the original will for probate; The Probate Clerk will accept the will for probate and will issue to you, as the Executor, "Letters Testamentary" with your name as the Executor. The Letters Testamentary represent your authority to do anything on behalf of the Estate and carry out the decedent's wishes, including selling the Florida property. This will be you legal authority to act on behalf of the estate, put the land up for sale and sign the deed as soon as you find a purchaser. Your signature on the deed as Executor that you are signing on behalf of the Estate of the decedent.
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