CIRCUIT DIVISION by ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA

In the Circuit Courts, which are the highest state trial courts in Florida, major criminal (felony), civil, family, juvenile and probate matters are heard. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit has 80 circuit court judges and 43 county court judges who are elected for six-year terms. In the circuit trial courts, factual disputes are resolved, either by jury trials where verdicts are rendered by the people, or by non-jury or "bench" trials where a judge decides the issues in the case

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Small Claims Courts Criminal State Trial Courts Juvenile Courts Family Law Courts Probate Courts Civil State Trial Courts

ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning covers the transfer of property at death in addition to other personal matters and may involve tax planning.

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Probate Courts Estate Planning Assistance

GUARDIANSHIP

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 Courts Guardianship Assistance

MENTAL HEALTH/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Under various provisions of Florida statutes, the Probate and Guardianship Division will hear cases on mental health and substance abuse. The Baker Act and Marchman Act are utilized in these cases.

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Probate Courts Substance Use Disorder Crisis Intervention Involuntary Psychiatric Intervention

Data last updated September 6th 2019