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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XIV
Chapter 198
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F.S. 198.31
198.31 Duties and powers of corporate personal representatives of nonresident decedents.If the personal representative of the estate of a nonresident is a corporation duly authorized, qualified, and acting as personal representative in the jurisdiction of the domicile of the decedent, it shall be under the duties and obligations as to the giving of notices and filing of returns required by this chapter, and may bring and defend actions and suits as may be authorized or permitted by this chapter, to the same extent as an individual personal representative, notwithstanding that such corporation may be prohibited from exercising, in this state, any powers as personal representative; but nothing herein contained shall be taken or construed as authorizing a corporation not authorized to do business in this state to qualify or act as a personal representative, an administrator, or in any other fiduciary capacity, if otherwise prohibited by the laws of this state, except to the extent herein expressly provided.
History.s. 24, ch. 16015, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 1342(104); s. 19, ch. 80-153.