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Celeste H. Muir
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Circuit Probate Division
Section: CP 04
Overtown Transit Village North,
701 NW 1 CT, 8th Floor Miami FL, 33136
Phone Number: (305) 349-7105
Room Number: OTVN 822
Judicial Assistant: Crawford, Adrienne
 
Circuit Judge Circuit Probate Division

Biography:
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, 1970
  • J.D., Florida State University, 1973
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1973
  • Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1973-1975
  • Associate, Frates, Floyd, Pearson, Steward, Richman & Greer, 1975-1976
  • Partner, Brigham, Moore, Muir, Gaylord Schuster & Sachs, 1978-1985
  • President, Young Lawyers Secion, Dade County Bar Association, 1982-1983
  • County Court Judge, 1985
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1990
  • Previous divisions - General Jurisdiction, Criminal, Family
Comments/Instructions:
Alternate Judges: Judge Maria Korvick
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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
Effective
From To
Tuesday9:30 AMNone
10/31/12
Thursday9:30 AMNone
10/31/12
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.