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.

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Probate eFiling Program


ALL Professional and Non Professional Guardians:

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

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Local Procedures of the Broward County Circuit Court
Probate Division

Revised December 2013

Updated: Memorandum on For Profit Corporate Guardian Requirements (NEW)

Memorandum on Reporting Periods (NEW)

Memorandum regarding Special Needs Trusts and Pooled Trusts

Memorandum and Order Requiring Certification Clause

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

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

Audit Checklist
Disclosure Statement
Employee Statement
Ex Parte Request Form (Judge Gold)
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