Orange County Probate Court

The Orange County Probate Court in Florida handles the settlement of estates for deceased individuals residing within this county. The court also handles incompetence hearings, involuntary hospitalization, and other matters involving probate litigation.

Most of these matters are overseen through The Probate Division of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida which is also referred to as “probate court.” These legal issues are often complex; as a result, it’s typically required by Florida law, that an attorney is present throughout the process.

It’s highly recommended to consult with a lawyer that’s experienced with probate cases within this court system.

About The Court

The Probate Division of the Ninth Judicial Court of Florida is the primary court system that oversees matters involving death, incapacity, and the distribution of inheritance. This includes legal issues such as:

Estate Administration
Probate and Wills
Probate and Trusts
Guardianship
Estate Litigation
Contested Wills
Disputes Over Trusts
Incapacity Hearings

This court is fairly large; as of 2019, there are over 66 judges and the court receives over over 590,000 of new cases each year. You can learn more about this court and its processes on the Ninth Judicial Court Probate Division’s website.

Orange County Probate Court Forms

Example of a form from the Orange County Probate Court. It's a checklist with boxes of information for petitioners and descendants to fill out regarding their estate.

This court system has several resources available. Below are links to several of these forms that are publicly available for download on the court’s website.

Checklist for Summary-Intestate

Checklist for Summary-Testate

Guardian Education and Background Check Requirements

Homestead Attachments

Order Directing Counsel to Supervise the Deposit of Funds into Restricted Account

Guardianship and Guardian Advocacy

Full List of Probate Court Resources

Orange County Probate Court Location

The Orange County Probate Court is located in the heart of Central Florida and is one of 20 judicial circuits in the state. Serving Orange and Osceola counties. The county has a population of 1.3 million and consists of 13 cities.

Major cities within Orange County include: Orlando, Belle Isle, Lake Buena Vista, Winter Garden and Winter Park. If an individual resides in one of these cities at the time of their death, the local County Court will be responsible for the administration of their assets.

The court that’s responsible for most probate matters in Orange County is the Probate Division of the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida. In rare circumstances where a probate hearing is unnecessary, the Orange County Clerk of Courts may handle these matters. Both of these entities are located at the same address. You can obtain the address and specific directions below.

Ninth Judicial Court of Florida

425 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
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Legal Help With Probate Cases

This information was prepared by the law firm of Di Pietro Partners. Our law firm helps clients navigate complex laws on probate and estate administration within the State of Florida.

Although information within this page and provided within the links can provide general guidance, it’s not a substitute for professional legal advice.

If you or a loved one requires assistance with probate in Orange County or anywhere else within the State, contact us to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

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