How long are property (money) in the state of Florida held of a deceased relative?
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I agree that this is a Florida law matter. It is unclear how much money is involved, but Florida has a relatively generous "small estate" procedure, if probate is necessary, at all. The first step may be for your daughter to contact unclaimed property to determine how to make a claim. Once she has done that, she can decide if an attorney is needed.
She should start here: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/UnclaimedProperty/
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Your daughter should find an attorney in Florida to handle this matter for her. There should be a written agreement spelling out how fees will be calculated. Best of luck.
Yes, yes and yes! Have you daughter contact a licensed FL attorney to investigate further into their unclaimed assets. ()The AVVO site would be a very good resource).
In your contact, then ask the atty for an engagement letter with terms as to fees. Stay away from locator companies. They will rip you off, taking by a percentage.