You would need to coordinate a telephone deposition with the Attorney that subpoenaed you for deposition directly. You should contact their office to explain any reasons you may have for not being able to attend on the date given, but should always follow the subpoena given. You also should hire an Attorney of your own to advise you related to the same.
Your New will should have the language in the Will that will revoke the prior Will. You want to ensure that you have an Attorney draft the Will so that the new Will is properly executed in accordance with Florida law. Your Power of Attorney has financial authority over your assets while you are alive and is not related to your Will. You should create a new Power of Attorney as well as destroy your prior original document if you want to revoke that document as well.
I am very sorry for your loss. If your Father did not have a Will, the law of intestacy would provide the answers as to who would inherit his assets. Further, if the real property was his homestead residence, the statutes would indicate who would get the property. It would depend on several factors, including if your father was married at the time of his death, had any minor children and how he owned the property. I would recommend talking to an Attorney who can help you understand the...
It would go by the laws of intestacy. The distribution of the Estate assets would go pursuant to statute, and would depend on who the surviving blood relatives of the decedent are, the Estate could go up to the decedents parents or back down to other relatives, like brothers, sisters, nieces or nephews. You also would want an Attorney to carefully review the Will to ensure there is not a back up beneficiary named in another Article or area of the Will. We would be happy to discuss this...
By publishing to creditors it allows you to limit the time with which they can file a claim. If you do not publish, creditors will have 2 years to file a claim against the Estate leaving the Estate liable for a longer period.
In order to obtain the homestead exemption you would need to be a permanent resident of Florida. Your father's homestead exemption should not affect your ability to homestead the property once it is in your possession and you comply with Florida Statutes.
In Florida, a creditor can open a probate on their own behalf if they have an outstanding debt related to the estate. You should post this question to avvo attorneys practicing in D.C. As they would be able to advise you related to the law there, as every state is different.
It would be impossible for an Attorney to tell you the document does not count without a full review. Most of the time, only small amendments are required to conform with Florida law but every situation is different and I would recommend you consult with an Estate Planning attorney regarding the same. Our office offers a free consultation and we would be happy to discuss your options at such time.
You would need to post this question to an Attorney in New Jersey. You should try to search the same County or town your grandfather lived to find an Attorney. You typically can find out information from the clerk of court, or surrogate court, related to if a Will had been filed in the County where your grandfather passed away and lived at the time of his death.