Re-post your question on Avvo's Florida page. You likely need to file a claim in the probate court.
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You will want to file a claim with the executor of the estate.
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What happens in Florida stays in Florida. Contact an attorney in Florida with respect to the estate.
Similarly, what happens in Jersey stays in Jersey. Speak to counsel in Jersey regarding the mortgage.
I may be guessing or not licensed in your state. No atty/client relationship exists.