Wills, Probate, & Guardianships

Pursuant to 5.030 Probate Rules of Court every guardian and every personal representative, unless the personal representative remains the sole interested person, shall be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida.

For more information concerning estates or guardianship, contact your lawyer or the law library. If you do not have a lawyer, contact the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service.


Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service
1-(800) 342-8011






Walton County Courthouse
Probate Division
571 U.S. Highway 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

Forms are available through the Florida Bar.



Walton County Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

Wills are filed only after a death. The law requires the will to be filed with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court within (10) ten days. There is no fee for filing a will.





  • Guardianship is the duty or authority of a person lawfully invested to manage the estate of another.
  • There are various types of guardianships.
  • An attorney can assist you in determining what type, if any, is needed.


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