The Probate Pro provides probate legal representation throughout the State of Michigan, Illinois and Florida. If you live in any of these States, we want to help you stay informed on the probate court in your county. We’ve put together some vital information for people residing in Duval County, Florida.

What is Probate and why is it necessary?

According the Duval County website, Probate is the legal procedure in which the assets of a deceased person are determined and then distributed according to a valid will, if there is one. This is done in keeping with Florida statutes. Assets are distributed to the heirs of the estate and to any others who have a legitimate legal claim against the estate.


Duval County Probate Court
501 W Adam Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Duval County Probate Court Judges

Hon. Jack Schemer

  • Judge Schemer received his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Florida. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977.

Hon. Thomas M. Beverly

  • Judge Beverly received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He then earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. Beverly began his career as an assistant state attorney, then was in private practice until 2004. He then became Deputy General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville, a position he held until his judicial appointment in January of 2010.

Duval County Hours and Phone Number

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
(904) 255-2000

Duval County Probate Court Website

The Court has a very robust website, allowing you to do many things from the comfort of your home! You can complete your eFiling information, look up the filing fees, search public records, and much more! Other services that the website offers are listed below. The Duval County Probate Court website can be found at:

Venue and Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction relates to which matters will be heard in a court. The Duval County Probate Court has jurisdiction over deceased probate estates, trusts, mental health, guardianships, and conservatorships. While, venue describes what court you should go to. Duval County Probate Court is the correct venue for people who are domiciled in Duval County or have property in Duval County.

Probate Lawyer near me

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Duval County. The Probate Pro is here to help you navigate this journey by focusing on your goals.  If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the law, let me know. My direct line is 248-399-3300 or toll free: 833-PROBATE.