Michael A. Genden
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Circuit Probate Division
Section: CP 01
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse,
175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL, 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-7135
Room Number: CHC 1118
Judicial Assistant: Cifuentes, Berta
Circuit Judge Circuit Probate Division

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Miami,1967
  • JD, University of Miami, 1970
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1970
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1993 
  • Previous Divisions:  Criminal
  • Civil Trial Lawyer, Genden & Bach, 1970-1992
  • Comments/Instructions:
    Alternate Judges: Bernard S. Shapiro
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    • Ex-Parte Motion Calendar
    • Proposed Orders
    Ex-Parte Motion Calendar Information:
    Type of Calendar: Open
    Notice Before Hearing: No
    Files at Hearing: Attorney Pull Files
    Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
    From To
    Tuesday9:30 AMNone
    Thursday9:30 AMNone
    Additional Instructions:

    EX-PARTE CALENDARS – Probate Ex-Parte calendars are held every Tuesday and Thursday commencing at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. Unopposed matters needing three (3) minutes or less of the Judge’s time, per case, are heard during Ex-Parte Calendar Hour. There is no need to send out a Notice of Hearing as the matter to be brought before the Court is uncontested. Pick up your file in the Probate Clerk’s Office in Room 238 of the Dade County Courthouse; proceed to Room 307 and meet with the Case Manager assigned to the Division; next proceed to the Judge’s Office to sign your name on the Sign-In Sheet provided by the Bailiff. Please come prepared with a copy of the docket sheet. 

     As long as the file is tabbed and labeled, and the docket sheet is provided, an attorney may go directly to the Judge without visiting the Case Manager on the following types of motions:

    • motion and order designating depository;
    • extensions of time;
    • order on previously heard hearings;
    • motions and orders waiving annual accounting pursuant to statute (social security only benefit);
    • payment of real estate or income taxes;
    • accountant fees under $1,500.00;
    • payment of insurance;
    • motions to travel;
    • petition to move ward;
    • petition to appear for hearing via telephone;
    • petition to sue or defend a lawsuit;
    • petition for pro bono fees;
    • petition to extend time to file independent action;
    • petition for pre-paid funeral;
    • petition for pre-paid college;
    • petition to retain appraiser;
    • written petitions for instructions that can be handled in less than five minutes.