firstname.lastname@example.org ( JA email)
email@example.com (bailiff email)
REQUIRED CHECKLIST CERTIFICATION
As of September 1, 2020, filings of petitions with proposed orders in
CourtMap must include established checklist certification forms as supporting
documents with your submissions. A list of existing checklists
can be found on our circuit website in the Probate Corner, along with the
corresponding Administrative Memorandum. See https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Probate-Checklists. This procedure has been enacted to prevent frequently
defective submissions and the resulting repeated rejections which cause
unnecessary labor by the court.
The checklist certification forms must be filed through the
e-filing portal and also uploaded as a supporting document to the petition
through CourtMap. Failure to include the checklist certification form will
result in summary rejection of your submission.
Please be aware that the checklist contains a certification of compliance
which must be signed by the lawyer. If you cannot certify compliance
with the requirements listed on the checklist, set the matter for a special
set hearing. Call chambers if you have any questions related to this matter. Read
the certification carefully. You will be held accountable under the law
if the court finds that your certification was inaccurate.
TO WAIVE ACCOUNTING FEES FOR GUARDIANSHIPS
note that accounting fees will not be waived unless an affidavit of indigency
has been filed with the Clerk of Courts. The Clerk of Court will review
the affidavit to determine if the petitioner qualifies. The Clerk makes
that determination. If they find that petitioner does not qualify for
indigent status, accounting fees must be paid. Indicate in your
petition whether the Clerk has made the finding.
FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL OR WITHDRAWAL
If you are submitting an order on a Stipulation for Substitution of
Counsel, you must submit the written consent of the client.
Additionally, the name and bar number of the substituted attorney
must be included within the body of the proposed order.
On motions to withdraw as
counsel, you must use our form order found on our web site.
MOTIONS TO COMPEL
Ex-Parte Motions to Compel must contain a certification of “good faith effort”
required by Rule 1.380(a)(2). Failure to
confer prior to submitting a motion to compel may subject you to sanctions.
Do not submit proposed orders related to a hearing prior to that hearing taking place.
proposed orders with required supporting documents should be submitted under
this tab. The case manager will review
your submission for accuracy and legal sufficiency, and either reject your
submission if it fails review or forward it to the judge for signature.
the matter has been heard by the court, include the words “post hearing” in
the title of your proposed order. That
signals to the case manager that the court has considered and ruled upon any
issues during the hearing.
agreed orders are those resulting from adverse parties coming to a
concurrence about a particular issue. “Agreed” does not mean that all parties on one side of an issue have
concurred. An example would be when
all beneficiaries agree to a particular matter. Even when that occurs, your proposed order
must be submitted under the proposed order tab for case manager review. Only submit agreed orders meeting this
definition under the Agreed Order tab.
Your petitions and supporting
documents must be filed and appear on the docket prior to submitting any
proposed orders. You filing something
with the clerk does not make the court aware of its existence. You must either set the matter for hearing if
need be, or submit your petitions, supporting documents and proposed orders via
To check the status of a proposed or agreed order, please log on to courtMAP
and access the workbench folder. A list of all pending, approved and rejected submissions
appear in the workbench folder.
Please be aware that certain items are prohibited on courthouse premises. If any listed prohibited item is detected to be in your possession when entering a court facility, you will be asked to exit the facility to secure the item elsewhere or dispose of it, before being allowed entry into the facility.