If you have an interest in a Miami decedent’s estate and need to know whether there is a pending probate preceding that has been filed with the Miami-Dade Probate Court, you can check the Miami-Dade Probate Clerk’s website. You will need the decedent’s name. It is also helpful to have the approximate date range when the matter may have been initially filed. The search results will give you the case number, the name of the estate, and a list of documents that have been filed. To obtain copies of the documents, you will need to contact the Miami-Dade Clerk’s Office.

As a Miami probate and estate attorney, I routinely represent interested parties to estates, personal representatives, heirs and beneficiaries and can assist with document retrieval such as obtaining a copy of the will, a certified copy of the decedent’s death certificate, locating assets, witnesses, heirs and other estate matters. You can reach me at (786) 522-1411.