Probate and Guardianship

The Probate Division handles all matters relating to:

- Determinations of incapacity for individuals over the age of 18

- Appointment of guardian advocates for developmentally disabled adults

- Estates (disposition without administration, summary administration and formal administration)

- Guardianships

- Trusts

- Mental Health (Baker Act)

- Substance Abuse (Marchman Act)

- Tuberculosis

- Sexually Transmissible Diseases

- Expedited judicial review for medical treatment.


Effective immediately, all proposed orders submitted in the probate division of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit MUST contain at least (4) lines of text and the case number on the signature page.

Please Click Link Below for Information Concerning
Probate eFiling Program


ALL Professional and Non Professional Guardians:

FDLE is no longer accepting or processing hard copy applicant fingerprint cards.

For complete information including required ORI processing number, Click Here

Local Procedures of the Broward County Circuit Court, Probate Division

 Memorandum on For Profit Corporate Guardian Requirements (NEW)

Memorandum Making Checklists Mandatory for Certain Petitions  (NEW)

Mandatory Checklists

 Affidavit of Heirs to be filed in all intestate cases (formal and summary administrations) (NEW)

 Affidavit Regarding Criminal History to be filed in all testate and intestate cases (formal and summary administrations)  (NEW)

Memorandum regarding Special Needs Trusts and Pooled Trusts  (UPDATED)

Memorandum and Order Requiring Certification Clause  (UPDATED)

Audit Checklist
Disclosure Statement
Employee Statement
Ex Parte Request Form (Judge Weinstein)
Ex Parte Request Form (Judge Greene)
Ex Parte Request Form (Judge Speiser)
Filing Fees

Handbook for Guardians
Revised August 2012

Guardianship Forms
(Inventory, Plans, Accountings)

Probate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Revised July 2013

Personal Representive's Handbook

Revised July 2008