Delray Beach, FL is located in South Palm Beach County, and is home to the South Palm Beach County Courthouse’s Probate Division. The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County consists of five (5) Circuit Court Divisions and two (2) County Court Divisions pursuant to Local Rule #1. The Main Judicial Complex is located in downtown West Palm Beach, the North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, and the West County Courthouse in Belle Glade. Based upon the location of the parties or their counsels, the location of decedent’s death, and other factors determine where a particular probate case is filed or assigned. In Palm Beach County, probate cases are handled at either the Main Judicial Complex in downtown West Palm Beach, the North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, or the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, FL.
While turnover of Judges in the probate division happens, many of our local probate Judges have been on the probate bench for years, as have many probate judges in the past. A Delray Beach Probate Attorney, regularly practicing in front of the local probate judges, have the benefit of being familiar with the local probate rules, procedures and internal systems, which in many ways are uniform from courthouse to courthouse. However, judges tend to have their own rules, policies, procedures and expectations, which if not followed could damage your case, at a minimum, your reputation for not following local rules.
Here is some useful contact information for the various probate judges and probate case managers in Palm Beach County Florida.
South County Courthouse Delray Beach
Division IY Division IZ Division IX
J.A. Mary Beardsley J.A. Manuela Morales J.A. Kelli-Renee Williams
Phone 561-330-1785 Phone 561-274-1420 Phone 561-274-1452
North County Courthouse Palm Beach Gardens
Division II Division IJ Division IH
J.A. Celanne Ziegler J.A. Rebecca Ricker J.A. Harriet Merlin
Phone 561-624-6687 Phone 561-624-6559 Phone 561-694-7420
Main Judicial Complex West Palm Beach
Division IB Division IC
J.A. Katherine Matthews J.A. Johnna Hochella
Phone 561-355-2097 Phone 561-355-3028
Jill Mitchell Tehera Smith-Granger Diane Kahn
Division IB, IC, ID Division IX,IY,IZ Division IX, IY, IZ
Phone 561-355-3954 Phone 561-274-1434 Phone 561-274-1424
Division II, IH, IJ
If you have a probate, trust or guardianship matter in Palm Beach County, contact Delray Beach Probate Attorney Christopher P. Taylor today for a free consultation. The Law Offices of Christopher P. Taylor, P.A. is located in Delray Beach, FL, directly across the street from the South Palm Beach County Courthouse, in Palm Beach County, Florida where Mr. Taylor has represented numerous clients before Palm Beach County’s probate division Judges in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, FL