Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

Family Court Division


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The Family Court Division of the Miami-Dade County Clerk's Office handles Domestic Relations and Probate cases.

New Announcement We are pleased to announce the implementation of ordering Certified Copies of Probate Documents on-line.  Please visit the Civil, Family and Probate Courts Online System, to facilitate your Probate Certified Copies request.

Domestic Relations categories for cases are:

  • Notice - Non-Criminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights

    Pursuant to the FBI Compact Council Agency Privacy Requirements for Non-Criminal Justice Applicants, the Clerk of Courts as an “Official” must provide the applicant of a Name Change Petition with written Notice of the usage of his/her fingerprints.  As such, this Notice serves to inform all applicants pursuing a Name Change that your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The Family Court Division can assist you in filing for simplified divorce, collecting child support alimony and filing a restraining order due to domestic violence.

Probate categories for cases are:

The Probate Court can assist you in filing a small estates claimwill on deposit, or caveat.

The Court can also help you petition to Baker Act a loved one (have a person taken to a receiving facility for a psychiatric examination).

Please visit the Statewide Public Guardianship Office for more information about Guardianship.

For the "Attorney of Record" Contact Us form, click here.