Real Estate Law
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Were you listed on the account or was only your spouse on it?
Can you tell me what state this is in?
Did he have other assets in his name? (car, house, boat, bank accounts, etc.)
Ok, if those assets are only in his name, then they are now owned by his estate. You would have to file a formal probate case in the local probate court to be appointed Administrator of his estate. You would then have the authority to gather all the assets, file an inventory, pay any debts and final taxes, then distribute any surplus to the heirs.
Unfortunately, Florida law requires that you hire an attorney as this is considered practice of law. But they all follow the exact same process so you can shop for an attorney based on price.