The Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, P.A. | Laurie E. Ohall
Florida requires that the original last will and testament be filed with the Court within ten (10) days from the date that custodian of the Will knows the decedent has died. A copy will not be accepted (unless the original has been lost, and then a Petition to Establish a Lost Will must be filed before the Court will admit it to probate).
Answer Applies to: Florida
Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
You say you have a copy. A copy is meaningless. If you have the original, and there is no estate to speak of, bring it to the Probate Court and tell them you do NOT want to probate it but want them to have it in case anyone shows up to probate it.
Answer Applies to: Georgia