Rule 5.470. Ancillary Administration

(a) Petition. The contents of the petition for ancillary letters shall be as provided in rule 5.200. The petition shall be verified and shall include:

(1) for a testate estate, an authenticated copy of so much of the domiciliary proceedings as will show the will, petition for probate, order admitting the will to probate, and authority of the personal representative; 
(2) for an intestate estate, an authenticated copy of so much of the domiciliary proceedings as will show the petition for administration and authority of the personal representative to act; or 
(3) if appointment of someone other than the domiciliary personal representative is requested, a statement of the facts constituting grounds on which appointment is sought.

(b) Notice. Before ancillary letters shall be issued to any person, formal notice shall be given to:

(1) all known persons qualified to act as ancillary personal representative and whose entitlement to preference of appointment is equal to or greater than petitioner’s and who have not waived notice or joined in the petition; and
(2) all domiciliary personal representatives who have not waived notice or joined in the petition.

(c) Probate of Will. On filing the authenticated copy of a will, the court shall determine whether the will complies with Florida law to entitle it to probate. If it does comply, the court shall admit the will to probate.