Deborah Nabat Frankel

  • Division: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)
  • Section: 01
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5712
  • Room: CHC 1626
  • Judicial Assistant: Alvarez, Vanessa

General Magistrate: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)


Notices of Cancellation will not cancel a hearing. 

Any requests for a hearing to be cancelled for the following reasons:  Motion for Continuance, Notice of Withdrawal of Motions, Voluntary Dismissals, Settlement Agreements and Agreed Orders to Judge must be sent to the General Magistrate in accordance with the paragraphs below.  A hearing is not continued/cancelled until the assistant confirms cancellation.

If an Agreement is reached, a copy of the filed Agreement must be provided to the General Magistrate and then the hearing will be cancelled if all issues referred to the General Magistrate have been resolved.

All Motions for Continuance of matters scheduled before the GM shall be reviewed by the GM prior to the scheduled hearing.  If both parties agree to the continuance, an Unopposed or Agreed Motion for Continuance can be filed, courtesy copy provided to the GM, the hearing will be continued, and a new hearing date will be given. 

If one side objects to the continuance, a telephonic hearing will be scheduled before the GM and the motion will be heard. 

Agreed Orders, Voluntary Dismissals and Notice of Withdrawals

Shall be sent to the General Magistrate so the matter can be taken off the calendar and referral closed.


Must be reviewed by the General Magistrate and ruled on prior to hearing.