Fla. Prob. R. 5.496

As amended through February 8, 2024
(a) Filing. An objection to a claim, other than a personal representative's proof of claim, shall be in writing and filed on or before the expiration of 4 months from the first publication of notice to creditors or within 30 days from the timely filing or amendment of the claim, whichever occurs later.
(b) Service. A personal representative or other interested person who files an objection to the claim shall serve a copy of the objection on the claimant. If the objection is filed by an interested person other than the personal representative, a copy of the objection shall also be served on the personal representative. Any objection shall include a certificate of service.
(c) Notice to Claimant. An objection shall contain a statement that the claimant is limited to a period of 30 days from the date of service of an objection within which to bring an action as provided by law.

FL. Prob. R. 5.496

Amended by 2021 WL 5050374, effective 10/28/2021; amended by 102 So.3d 505, effective 9/1/2012; amended by 50 So.3d 578, effective 1/1/2011; amended by 959 So.2d 1170, effective 1/1/2008; amended by 912 So.2d 1178, effective 1/1/2006; amended by 848 So.2d 1069, effective 6/19/2003; added by 607 So.2d 1306, effective 1/1/1993.

Committee Notes

This rule represents an implementation of the procedure found in section 733.705, Florida Statutes, and adds a requirement to furnish notice of the time limitation in which an independent action or declaratory action must be filed after objection to a claim.

Rule History

1992 Revision: New rule.

2003 Revision: Reference in (a) to notice of administration changed to notice to creditors. Committee notes revised.

2005 Revision: Removed provision for objections to personal representative's proof of claim, now addressed in rule 5.498, and subsequent subdivisions relettered. Reference to service on the claimant's attorney removed because service on the attorney is required by rule 5.041(b). Committee notes revised.

2007 Revision: Editorial change in (a). Second sentence of (b) added to specify that the objection must include a certificate of service.

2010 Revision: Subdivision (b) amended to delete the requirement to serve a copy of an objection to a claim within 10 days, and to clarify the requirement to include a certificate of service.

2012 Revision: Committee notes revised.

Statutory References

§ 731.201(4), Fla. Stat. General definitions.

§ 733.705, Fla. Stat. Payment of and objection to claims.

Rule Reference

Fla. Prob. R. 5.040 Notice.

Fla. Prob. R. 5.041 Service of pleadings and documents.

Fla. Prob. R. 5.498 Personal representative's proof of claim.

Fla. Prob. R. 5.499 Form and manner of objecting to personal representative's proof of claim.

Fla. R. Gen. Prac. & Jud. Admin. 2.516 Service of pleadings and documents.