I agree with Attorney Frederick in that more information is needed. If the money is the only money available to pay for creditors and/or administrative expenses (which include the reasonable handing of assets like the vehicle), then the interest in the property would have been used to satisfy that debt eventually. Otherwise, it would depend on whether the beneficiary actually relinquished his or her interest in the vehicle. A written disclaimer would extinguish all of her rights, but that is unlikely in this scenario. I would think it would be difficult for the administrator to prove that the beneficiary was giving up all interest in the vehicle. As such, the beneficiary may very well be entitled to the proceeds from the bank.
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More information is needed. If there is only one inheritor, then she will eventually get the estate. But if someone else advanced administrative expenses, then they are entitled to repayment before distribution to the beneficiaries.
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I agree that more information is needed as well. I would suggest that you speak with a probate attorney regarding the matter. Additionally, Florida Statute Chapter 739 (FLORIDA UNIFORM DISCLAIMER OF PROPERTY INTERESTS ACT) covers most actions to disclaim interests.
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Once the inheritor refused to accept the auto(in writing) and the cash came into the estate-the cash would be used to pay the creditors.
The problem would be getting the inheritor to sign a final acceptance and receipt statement which will be needed to close the estate.
This will be handled by the attorney representing the PR.
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