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ATTENTION: all guardians, guardian advocates, other court appointed fiduciaries, and their counsels of record. Please review the omnibus order linked below. If the Center for Special Needs Trust Administration has provided any services in any case in which you are involved, please prepare and file the notice described in the omnibus order and notify the presiding Judge. Omnibus Order Regarding Chapter 11 Center for Special Needs

Probate Division

The Probate Division has jurisdiction over a broad category of cases including mental health, guardianship, estates and trusts. Five circuit judges and two general magistrates are assigned to hear cases in the Circuit Probate Division. The judges and support personnel of this division are located at the Lawson E. Thomas, Courthouse Center, directly north of the Dade County Courthouse.

Programs and Services

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Search for a Probate Case

Search for a Circuit Civil Case by visiting the Miami-Dade County Civil, Family and Probate Courts Online System.

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eFiling Services

The ePortal is utilized to submit documents to Clerks and also provides electronic notifications and eService on behalf of others.

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Mental Health

The Probate Division hears cases for the involuntary evaluation and treatment of mentally ill persons.
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Marchman Act

Provides the means for an individual to receive voluntary or involuntary treatment for substance abuse.


Guardianship is a legal proceeding in which a guardian exercises the legal rights of an incapacitated person who lacks the ability to care for himself.
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Probate of an Estate

Probate of an estate is a legal process through which the assets of a deceased person are inventoried, distributed to pay creditors' claims against the estate, and, if there are remaining assets, distributed to the heirs or beneficiaries.
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Department of Translation and Interpretation

Court Interpreters interpret and translate verbal and written communications from a non-English to English language in court proceedings.
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Probate Attorneys' Corner

Find relevant information on filing fees, FAQ's and Clerk's Docket to assist attorneys in expediting the Probate court process.
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Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit proposals in accordance with established procedures to meet the requirements of developing a list of court-approved organizations to provide instruction and education for Guardians within 4 months of appointment, as set forth in section 744.3145, Florida Statutes.
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