Carlos Fernandez

  • Division: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)
  • Section: 08
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5557
  • Room: CHC 1745
  • Judicial Assistant: Somoano, Diana

Judicial Assignment History

Administrative General Magistrate: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)


Due to the  Covid-19/Coronavirus Pandemic  General Magistrate Fernandez will be conducting his hearings via Zoom or the telephone until the courthouse is reopened.  If you would like a hearing in your case on the issues that have been referred to General Magistrate Fernandez, please contact his assistant Diana at 305-349-5557.  Please provide her with your name and case number and email address.

If you are going to be presenting exhibits at the zoom or telephone hearing, you must contact opposing attorney or party and agree to the exhibits that will be admitted.  You must also provide a copy of the proposed exhibits to the General Magistrate's office by mail or Fedex no later than seven (7) working days prior to the hearing or by email by sending a copy to General Magistrate Fernandez at  The exhibits should be marked 1, 2, 3 etc for the petitioner and A, B, C etc. for the respondent.  You must also provide a copy to the opposing side or their attorney if they are represented. If you fail to provide a copy of the exhibits to the Magistrate and opposing side/attorney seven (7) days prior to the hearing, you may not be able to get them admitted at the hearing.  If there is a dispute as to the admissibility of the proposed exhibit, please contact GM Fernandez' office at 305-349-5557 to arrange a zoom or telephonic hearing prior to the regular hearing to resolve the exhibit dispute.

If you are going to be using an interpreter, you must make arrangements with a certified interpreter to attend the hearing via zoom or telephone.  Please coordinate with the opposing side to use one interpreter during the hearing.

Attorneys that have been instructed to provide a proposed report and recommendation or a report and recommended order may send a copy of their proposed report in Word format to the Magistrate at his division email site 

If you are requesting a continuance of your hearing, please email a copy of your motion for a continuance to General Magistrate Fernandez at and contact his assistant to schedule a short telephonic hearing on the motion for a continuance.

If you have resolved, settled or voluntarily dismissed your case or pleading, please provide a copy of the order, settlement agreement or notice of voluntary dismissal to to General Magistrate Fernandez at and contact his assistant to schedule a short telephonic hearing.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these difficult times.  Stay Safe!