Ivonne Cuesta

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 01
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-6162
  • Room: CHC 2926
  • Judicial Assistant: Pichardo, Alexandra

Circuit Judge: Circuit Family Division

  • B.A., Florida International University, 1996
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, 2001
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 2002
  • Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2002-2012
  • County Court Judge, 2012
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2017
Bernstein, M Scott FC 28 CHC 2815305-349-5744
Rodriguez-Fonts, Oscar FC 02 CHC 2128305-349-6110
Soto, Bertila FC 14 CHC 3045305-349-5720
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Motion Calendar

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Thursday9:30 AM3010/10/13 

                                (5) Minute Motion Calendar:

YOU MUST CALL THE JUDGE'S CHAMBERS TO SET ALL HEARINGS. Once scheduled,  Notice must be filed with the Clerk of Courts IMMEDIATELY.

All  motions must be e-Filed through E-Portal and reflecting on the docket before requesting a hearing date.
If unable to agree upon a date with opposing counsel, you may reach chambers to add your motion on calendar. So long as opposing counsel is given a 7 business day notice. 

Please provide paper copy of motion(s) to bailiff on the day of your hearing. 
If you want to set more than one motion per case per hearing date, you must request a special set hearing.

With all motions, the movant is expected to have spoken with the opposing side in an attempt to resolve the issue. All motions must contain a certification to this affect. Failure to comply may result in the court rescheduling your motion until you have complied with this requirement. Additionally, at the hearing, you must be prepared to present proof of proper notice.

If self-represented, motions may be filed through the Self-Help Program or with the Clerk's Office at L.E.T. Courthouse Center, 175 N.W. 1st Ave., 12th Floor. Courtesy copies must be submitted to the judge's chambers upon filing the motion and notice of hearing with 7 business days notice. 


Motions for Default sent to the Judge must have proof of service, affidavit of diligent search and non-military information.

Motions to Compel must have "good faith" language in the motion for Orders to be signed.