Due to the
coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the Overtown Transit Village South Courthouse is closed for in-person hearings, based on public health advisories at the direction
of the Florida Supreme Court.
However, our division
remains open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM except for legal
holidays. The General Magistrate/Hearing Officer and his/her staff are working remotely
and are available to assist you. We can address most
matters remotely via phone conferences and ZOOM.
If a hearing is needed on your case, you should schedule it by
contacting our office either by phone at 786-469-3960 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A hearing in your case
will then be held remotely via the ZOOM platform. Please, download
on your computer or phone the zoom application that is a FREE service to
you. You will receive an email from the Court with the information you
need to connect to the virtual hearing. You must provide a valid and
current email address so that we can email you the invitation link. To
participate by video, you must click on the weblink you receive in the email
invitation. ZOOM has free training on its website.
To appear through
Zoom, the attorney, litigant or witness must have a computer, laptop, cell
phone or tablet with a camera. All Zoom hearings will need to be held in
a quiet setting without any interruptions so that the only person to be heard
is the attorney, litigant or witness. This includes electronic devices.
Any evidence which is
sought to be admitted must be sent to the other party or counsel and to the
General Magistrates office via email to email@example.com at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.
ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF-REPRESENTED
LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL to file
all motions, petitions or exhibits at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com.
litigants can also find help at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Family-Court-Self-Help-Program.
Please be aware that certain items are prohibited on courthouse premises. If any listed prohibited item is detected to be in your possession when entering a court facility, you will be asked to exit the facility to secure the item elsewhere or dispose of it, before being allowed entry into the facility.