Requirements and Information
September 16, 2022
Please review the Administrative Order 2015-2.5 re: Court Appointment of Non-Professional Guardians in Guardianship Cases.
Please review the Administrative Order 2015-5A.5 re: Examining Committee Members’ Fees where Ward is Not Indigent.
Due Process Service Rates. THESE RATES CHANGE. Please see the Examining Committee Fees section of these requirements for current rates for indigent and non-indigent wards.
Please review the Administrative Order 2020-02.5 re: Do Not Resuscitate Order
Please review the Administrative Order 2022-1.2 re: Proposed Orders E-Filed through the Portal
All attorneys must follow the Local Rules and 12th Judicial Circuit Standards of Professionalism, which are available on the circuit's website and on the website of the Manatee County Bar Association.
JACS should be used to cancel hearings when possible. However, JACS will not authorize a cancellation when it results in short notice to the parties. When JACS does not permit a cancellation, the moving party may cancel a hearing by contacting the judge’s judicial assistant by email. The email shall be promptly followed by a Notice of Cancellation filed with the Clerk of Court. In any event, when a hearing is canceled, the moving party shall promptly provide notice of the cancellation to all parties.
The Manatee County Probate/Guardianship Judge notices all parties that in the exercise of her discretion and in accordance with Fla.R.Gen.Prac.& Jud. Admin. 2.530, beginning 1 October 2022:
A conforming table will be available in Courtroom 5D. Attorneys will be responsible for conforming copies of orders entered in open court. Attorneys will have the option of walking original orders to the Clerk’s office for filing, or may file the order in open court if a Trial Clerk is attending the hearing.
If an attorney makes a request to take an original document from the courtroom following any hearing, the original shall be delivered by the Attorney to the Clerk’s Office the same business day.
Pursuant to Administrative Order 2022-1.2, effective January 24, 2022, the e-filing of proposed orders with the Clerk of Circuit Court in Probate cases is prohibited.
Effective July 1, 2015, Court Administration will begin maintaining a list of attorneys who have agreed to represent alleged incapacitated persons (AIP) in guardianship cases.
Administrative Order 2019-4.5 directs that any adversary Probate proceeding lasting more than ½ day will be transferred to the Civil Division. The Court defines ½ day as three (3) hours in length or more.