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 Pasco County, Florida.

What is probate?

The Pasco County Probate Court websites describes the Probate and Estate process as follows: Whenever a deceased person leaves titled assets in his/her name alone, a petition for probate may be filed that allows distribution of the decedent’s assets. The Court oversees the estate to make sure debts are paid and proper distribution is made. Depending on your case type, you may need to contact an attorney to discuss your situation and what type of action should be filed, if necessary.

As in all probate proceedings, a hearing may be required when estate cases are presented to the Court for consideration of all orders.


Dade City

Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Dade City, FL 33523-3805

West Pasco

Wet Pasco Judicial Center
7530 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Pasco County Probate Court Judges

Hon. James R. Stearns

  • Judge Stearns earned his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1978 and his J.D. degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 1981. Prior to his judicial election in 2014, Stearns spent his entire legal career in private practice.

Pasco County Hours and Phone Number

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
(352) 521-4542

Pasco 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 pay your Probate Costs online, look up the filing fees, search records, and much more! Other services that the website offers are listed below. The Pasco County Probate Court website can be found at:

Venue and Jurisdiction

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

Probate Lawyer near me

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Pasco 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.