Schedule for Probate/Guardianship Transfer of Cases

The reorganization of the Probate/Guardianship Divisions will commence on July 5. The following is a summary of the reorganization plan:

  • A new Probate/Guardianship Division – Division IA – will be created.
  • Judge Johnson, in the Main Courthouse, will be assigned to Divisions IA, IH, II, IJ, IB, and ID. Overtime, Divisions IH, II, IJ, IB and ID will be closed and those cases will be reassigned to IA.
  • Judge Burton, in South County, will be assigned Divisions IC, IY, IX, and IZ. Overtime, Divisions IC, IY and IX will be closed and those cases will be reassigned to Division IZ.
  • The reassignment of cases to Divisions IA and IZ will not be immediate. A phased approach will be implemented. • If you have a case in a Division other than IA or IZ, you will still be able to schedule hearings in your assigned Division through OLS. If your case is already set for a hearing, it will be scheduled for the same date and time in the new division, unless you receive a notice rescheduling the hearing. Please verify the ZOOM link for any scheduled hearing by reviewing the Divisional website. Once your case is reassigned, OLS scheduling will be through either Division IA or Division IZ. 
  • Please wait until after July 5th to contact the new probate divisions.

Effective July 5, Court Administration will prepare Orders to Transfer cases into IA and IZ from the other Probate/Guardianship divisions. The transfer process is expected to take 30 days and will cease once all pending and reopened cases are successfully transferred into IA and IZ. Please continue to check the Circuit’s website for updates: https://15thcircuit.com/announcement/reorganization-probate-guardianship

Below is the order of the transfers. Transfers into IA and IZ will occur simultaneously.

IA IZ
1st  IB 1st  IC
2nd  ID 2nd  IY
3rd  IH 3rd  IX
4th  II  
5th  IJ  

 

Continue to monitor the Circuit website, and individual Divisional Instructions, for additional information. If you have urgent questions, you may e-mail: CAD-Probateinquiry@pbcgov.org.