IZ Divisional News

As of July 5, 2022:

Judge Charles E. Burton presides over:

Probate Law Division "IZ": E-mail: CAD-DivisionIZ@pbcgov.org

NOTE: Judge Burton will also preside over all probate/guardianship cases assigned in Divisions "IC", "IX", and "IY" until those cases are transferred to Probate Division "IZ".

For additional information please see the courts' Divisional Instructions.

Self-represented Parties (Pro Se)

If you are a self-represented pro se party (with no attorney), you may contact the Probate/Guardianship Court case Manager for questions and guidance regarding your case.

Diane Kahn, Probate Case Manager at 561-274-1424
Tehera Smith, Guardian Case Manager at 561-274-1434

Do not Send Letters, Emails or Notes to The Court

The Court does not act on letters, notes or emails sent by either party. The Court acts on petitions or motions properly filed with the Clerk of the Court. File the appropriate petition or motion with the Clerk of the Court, send a copy to the opposing side and a courtesy copy to the Court in order for requests to be addressed by the Court. All documents emailed to the Court must state that they were emailed to the opposing side in the same email or they will be returned as ex parte communication.

Formatting Documents

All recorded documents (including final judgments) must provide a 3x3 space in the upper right hand corner. The Clerk of Court will no longer accept documents for recording without this space. Please see Rule 2.520, and MyPalmBeachClerk.com. You may also contact the Clerk of Court for further information as to the specific documents required.

Local Rule 4

Strict compliance with amended Local Rule 4. Prior to setting a matter on the motion calendar, the party or counsel noticing the motion shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall certify the good faith attempt to resolve. See amended Local Rule 4.