Probate and Guardianship Smart Forms Home Page

Probate and Guardianship Smart Forms Home Page

Important note:
These are temporary pdf fillable forms until the new version of pdf fillable forms is available.
These forms will require that you enter information that had a drop down menu option when completing the Smart Forms.
These forms do not automatically calculate. You are required to calculate the values for each schedule and insert on the forms as appropriate.

You must complete steps 1 through 3 when filling out the form before efiling.
1. Right click on the applicable form.
**Only the listed forms are recommended by the Court. If the specific topic is not listed here, a form should not be used.
2. Save the file on your local computer. Do not complete the form in your web browser as information will not be saved. Use the form saved to your local computer. If you need to come back to the form later, save the file as you would any other pdf file.
3. After the form is complete save for electronic filing via the E-Filing Authority Portal.
Please Remember
• If you are filing a document that has an associated form listed below, it is recommended that you file the form.
• The Clerk’s Office may reject the filing if the form is not attached.
• Make sure to use the correct case number formatting on the form.

correct: PRC010001234 incorrect: P-RC-01-0001234

• When inputting numerical values in the Initial Guardianship Inventory, Annual Accounting, Simplified Annual Accounting, and Estate Inventory, please use the exact number, i.e., $2.99 rather than $3.00.
• The form does not automatically calculate. You are required to calculate the values for each schedule and insert on the form as appropriate.
• If you have questions on the forms, please send an email guardian@17th.flcourts.org
TEMPORARY FORMS
INITIAL GUARDIANSHIP INVENTORY
INITIAL GUARDIANSHIP PLAN
ANNUAL ACCOUNTING (Guardianship)
ANNUAL GUARDIANSHIP PLAN
SIMPLIFIED ANNUAL ACCOUNTING
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
EMPLOYEE STATEMENT WITH A FIDUCIARY OBLIGATION TO A WARD
ESTATE INVENTORY
PETITION FOR ORDER AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY’S FEE AND EXPENSES
PETITION FOR ORDER AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF GUARDIAN
Schedule E

NEW UPDATED FORMS

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS GUARDIAN/GUARDIAN ADVOCATE
MANDATORY GUARDIANSHIP INVESTIGATION CHECKLIST (INITIAL AND RENEWAL) – NON PROFESSIONAL
MANDATORY GUARDIANSHIP INVESTIGATION CHECKLIST (INITIAL AND RENEWAL) – PROFESSIONAL
PROFESSIONAL GUARDIANSHIP CHECKLIST – ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Health Care Advance Directives Downloadable Forms
Mandatory Checklists

Checklist Instructions

IMPORTANT!!!

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

NOTICE: 

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)
FORMS
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