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A relatve dies leaving a will and an executor can we file the

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a relatve dies leaving a will and an executor can we file the will in probate court and get a court to open her safty deposit box at the bank we live in florida.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
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Yes, once the will has been filed with the probate court and the executor has been officially appointed as executor and issued the documentation evidencing the authority of the executor, the executor can take that documentation to the bank and the bank will allow the executor to open the safety deposit box. It's always a good idea for the executor to take a disinterested witness to observe the opening of the safe deposit box to prevent a beneficiary later claiming the executor took assets from the box without disclosing them to other beneficiaries.
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