What Happens to The Original Last Will and Testament Document?

Pursuant to Fla. Stat. §732.901, the original last will and testament is to be deposited with the clerk of the court in the county where the decedent lived within 10 days of the date of death. A death certificate (without the cause of death) should accompany the last will. If it has been longer than 10 days, please do not panic. You can still deposit the last will and death certificate to comply with the statute and our office can assist with this requirement.