The Palm Beach County Probate Court oversees all matters related to the validity and execution of wills, trusts, guardianship, and more. When someone passes away in Florida, probate is required in order to ensure proper distribution of assets in accordance with the final wishes of the deceased. This process is required regardless of whether or not the individual wrote a will.
An attorney is not only recommended, but legally required in almost all matters involving Florida probate. In cases where the individual resides in Palm Beach County at the time of death, it’s advisable to use an experienced Palm Beach County probate attorney who understands the local court system.
Probate Division Overview
The court that’s responsible for probate in Palm Beach County is the Probate Division of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, also known as the Palm Beach County Probate Court. Below are some helpful resources prepared by the Probate Division of this court.
It’s important to note, information on this page and contained within individual links can help guide you in the right direction; however, it’s not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you’d like to speak with an experienced attorney for probate in Palm Beach County, call this number today 954-712-3070.
Scheduling An Ex Parte Hearing
Application For New Guardianship
Palm Beach County Probate Court Location
Palm Beach County is an area in South Florida that stretches along the Atlantic coast up to the northern edge of the Everglades National Park. Palm Beach County is one of three counties in the Miami metropolitan area. The county has a population of around 1.3 million and remains one of the most wealthiest areas in Florida. Major cities within this county include: West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, and Delray Beach. 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 address and directions to this court are listed below.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida
205 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
As of 2019, the Probate Division of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit has nine judges that oversee probate cases. Below is a brief summary of some of the judges and their experience. You can read more about The 15th Circuit Judiciary from publicly available information on the 15th Judicial Circuit website.
Charles Burton – The Honorable Judge Charles Burton was appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush in October of 2005. He handles matters involving family law and probate.
Karen Miller – The Honorable Judge Karen M. Miller was elected in November of 2002. She was re-elected both in 2008 and 2014. Judge Miller only accepts probate and guardianship cases via online scheduling.
Rosemarie Scher – The Honorable Judge Rosemarie Scher was elected to succeed Elizabeth T. Maass by Governor Rick Scott in August, 2011. She also ran in 2014 as an unopposed candidate which resulted in re-election. Judge Scher does not accept personal correspondence in a case; it’s required that a proper motion is filed.
Samantha Feuer – The Honorable Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer is a newer judge on the panel. She ran for election in 2014 as an unopposed candidate, which in turn, resulted in an automatic election.
Scott Suskauer – The Honorable Judge Scott Suskauer was appointed in June of 2015 by the previous Governor Rick Scott.
Jessica Ticktin – The Honorable Judge Jessica Ticktin is a newer judge on the panel. She was elected in 2014.
Sarah Willis – The Honorable Judge Sarah Willis is also a brand new judge with the court. You can read more about Judge Willis in the judicial section of the court’s website.
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This information was prepared on behalf of Di Pietro Partners. The law firm of Di Pietro Partners is experienced in representing clients all across Florida in cases involving probate administration, estate litigation, trust disputes, and matters involving contesting a will. The main offices of Di Pietro Partners are located in Broward County which directly borders Palm Beach County. As a result, the attorneys at our firm are highly experienced in the Palm Beach County Probate Court. If you’d like to speak with one of our lawyers, contact our offices today.