Broward Probate Rules Update

January 25th, 2016 by Thomas Oates

Broward County Probate division recently announced new filing requirements for all testate and intestate petitions for administration. Specifically, the Circuit has adopted two new required filing forms. They are an Affidavit of Heirs to be filed in all intestate cases (formal and summary administrations) and an Affidavit Regarding Criminal History to be filed in all testate and intestate cases (formal and summary administrations). Just as was the case when the Broward Probate Courts mandated electronic filing, there will be a period of adjustment where some practitioners will learn of the new filing requirements only after receiving a rejection memo from the Broward Probate Court staff attorneys. This can obviously lead to unnecessary delays in the administration of estates.

If you have a Broward County Probate matter please rely on the services of a knowledgeable firm such as Law Offices of Oates & Oates, P.A. We’d love to speak with you about how our firm can help.

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