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Do I have to go back and pay that lawyer again to take it to court and get an ok to do.?
You don't have to hire the same attorney, but FL law requires a PR to hire an attorney to assist with settling an estate as the FL courts consider this practice of law.
According to Rule 5.030 of the Florida Probate Rules, a personal representative must be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida unless the personal representative remains the sole interested person. An "interested person" is any person who may reasonably be expected to be affected by the outcome of the proceeding. A personal representative who is an attorney admitted to practice in Florida may represent himself or herself.
So basically FL forces a PR to hire an attorney to help with settling the estate.
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