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Celeste H. Muir
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Circuit Probate Division
Section: CP 04
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse,
175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL, 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-7105
Room Number: CHC 1116
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: Electronic
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. There is no need to send out a Notice of Hearing as the matter to be brought before the Court should be uncontested. Next proceed to the Judge’s Office to sign your name on the Sign-In Sheet provided by the Bailiff.

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;
  • 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.

There is no limit on the number of cases or lawyers to be seen, time permitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unrepresented persons should contact the judicial assistant for instructions.