You'll need to hire a probate lawyer to file for summary administration. It is usually a fairly straight forward process, that lasts 4 - 10 weeks when they go smoothly. The exact process will depend on many things not clear here, such as whether there was a will, whether there are other beneficiaries who will have to consent to the summary administration, etc. Contact a Florida Probate firm to schedule an in person or phone consult. Many firms, such as mine, offer free consultations and many probate firms in Florida work throughout the state. Most firms charge flat fees for summary administration and some allow payment plans or even forbearance of payment until the estate is probated.
When, as in this case, your knowledge of probate is very limited (such that you believe you were told to submit a summary of administration, when most likely you were told that an Order of Summary Administration would be sufficient to obtain your rights to the bank account), it is a strong indication that you should start this process by sitting down with an attorney and reviewing all of the facts, so the best way to proceed with probate of your uncle's estate can be determined. There are a lot of additional questions and information that need to be reviewed and discussed, such as if you are the beneficiary under the terms of a will, if the account has other names on it, the total value of the estate and whether your uncle has any creditors (including Medicaid claims by the State of Florida). Most likely if the value of the estate is under $75,000, you are the sole beneficiary and there are no creditors the streamlined probate proceeding known as Summary Administration will work and hiring an attorney to handle this will not be expensive. Let an attorney evaluate this and advise you as to your best course of action.
If the bank account has you as a beneficairy, you just need to show the bank the death cerficiate, if this is not the case you need to hire a Florida probate lawyer to file the summary administration for you and the other benficiaries.
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Opening probate, even for a small estate, can be problematic if there are any creditors owed money. Before you choose to proceed, discuss all the particulars with a probate attorney in the county that your uncle resided, which sounds like Miami-Dade. You can find an attorney on this website or at floridabar.org. Good luck with your endeavors!!
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