Answered on Feb 16th, 2019 at 1:41 PM
Your question is unclear. If you are a beneficiary of the policy, then you deal directly with the insurance. If there is no beneficiary, and the estate is the beneficiary, you need to file papers in Surrogate's Court. The lawyer misled you. There is nothing preventing you from being the administrator from Florida, and you likely never would have had to go to NY. You should not have signed the form.