Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33128
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DIVISIONS OF THE COURT
CIRCUIT
Circuit CivilCircuit Civil
The Circuit Civil Division hears foreclosures and cases with damages in excess of $15,000 filed by an individual, business or government agency.
Circuit CriminalCircuit Criminal
The Circuit Criminal Division hears major criminal (felony) cases where the resulting penalty can be imprisonment in a state penitentiary or death.
FamilyFamily
The Family Division hears divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, paternity, name change, and some domestic violence injunction cases.
JuvenileJuvenile
The Juvenile Division hears cases involving child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, truancy, and special services.
Probate and GuardianshipProbate and Guardianship
The Probate Division hears cases related to the processing of wills and the settling of estates, as well as guardianship and mental health cases.
Unified Family Court (UFC)Unified Family Court (UFC)
The UFC Division hears cases where one judge presides over multiple open cases involving the same children and family members within the Domestic Violence, Family, and Juvenile Divisions.
COUNTY
County CivilCounty Civil
The County Civil Division hears landlord tenant, small claims (amounts up to $5,000) and county civil (amounts of $5,001 to $15,000) cases.
Traffic CourtTraffic Court
Traffic Court hears civil traffic infractions. Accidents with injuries and criminal traffic charges are heard in the County Criminal Division.
County CriminalCounty Criminal
The County Criminal Division hears misdemeanor cases, criminal traffic matters punishable by less than one year in jail, and ordinance violations.
Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence
The Domestic Violence Division hears domestic violence-related misdemeanors, injunction violations, and injunction for protection cases.
 
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