Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
Good Evening. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed Florida attorney. There are 67 counties in Florida. What you need to do is go to each counties tax collectors website and do a real property tax search in your parents name. You may also go to each counties clerk of the court official records website and search for a deed in your parents name. Even if the property was in a trust name, your parents last name should be in the records.
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Once you are able to locate the second property, you will be able to see how it is titled, such is in your parents name or in the name of a trust. If the property is in your parents name then an estate will need to be opened. If the property is held in a trust then the trustee needs to distribute the proeprty according to the terms of the trust.