Assistant e-mail: email@example.com
All hearings must be specially set and are to be scheduled via courtMAP. No Motion Calendar is held for this Division.
At the time of scheduling, if the "in-person" hearing type is selected, the hearing will be held at the Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 3C; and, if the "Zoom" hearing type is selected, the hearing will be held via the Zoom platform, which is free to you. A Zoom link will be created by
the Court upon scheduling of the virtual hearing. Parties may participate by video or
by calling the phone number listed in the invitation. Video
appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is
necessary so the judge can administer the oath.
The Zoom link for upcoming hearings may be found via the Virtual Courtroom
Lay persons are required to follow
the Florida ePortal instructions for e-filing and e-service of documents. For more information on checklists, rules and statutes and approved forms, please refer to the 11th Judicial
Circuit’s website and Probate Division site for further instructions. For setting hearings, a self-represented
person is also responsible for doing so via courtMAP. The Clerk of Courts website should
have information regarding Petitions for Summary Administration and for
handling Small Estates.
If you resolve your matter prior to hearing, please cancel it by calling the judge’s judicial
REQUIRED CHECKLIST CERTIFICATION FORMS:
As of September 1,
2020, filings of petitions with proposed orders in courtMAP must include
established checklist certification forms as supporting documents with your
submissions. A list of existing checklists can be found on our
circuit website in the Probate Corner, along with the corresponding Administrative
Memorandum. See https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Probate-Checklists.
certification forms must be filed through the ePortal and also uploaded as a
supporting document to the petition through courtMAP. Failure to include the
checklist certification form will result in summary rejection of your
COURTESY COPY SUBMISSIONS:
Please submit courtesy copies via courtMAP immediately
upon scheduling hearing. Parties
wishing to submit a response to a matter must e-file said response with the
Clerk of Courts and submit the response via courtMAP to chambers, at least
ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.
PETITIONS TO WAIVE ACCOUNTING FEES FOR GUARDIANSHIPS:
Please note that
accounting fees will not be waived unless an affidavit of indigency has been
filed with the Clerk of Courts. The Clerk of Court will review the
affidavit to determine if the petitioner qualifies. The Clerk makes
that determination. If they find that petitioner does not qualify for
indigent status, accounting fees must be paid. Indicate in your petition
whether the Clerk has made the finding.
APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS
AD LITEM, CURATORS, OR OTHER FIDUCIARIES FROM WHEELS:
Proposed orders with
blanks for appointments by the Court (for minor settlement, etc., professional
guardians, etc.) should be submitted first to the Judicial Assistant directly
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. From a
wheel, the name of a person eligible must be obtained, then called by the
Judicial Assistant for acceptance of the appointment, before the proposed order
can be submitted on courtMAP.
MOTIONS FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL OR WITHDRAWAL:
If you are
submitting an order on a Stipulation for Substitution of Counsel, you must
submit the written consent of the client. Additionally, the name and bar number of the substituted attorney must
be included within the body of the proposed order. On Motions to
Withdraw as Counsel, you must use our form order found on our website under "Special Sets."
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS:
For any mental health
matter, please call the Mental Health Clerk, Ms. Janet Salomon, for Section 04
at tel. (305) 349-7476.
A party seeking to obtain audio recording transcript for mental health proceedings, shall submit the Audio/Transcript Request Form in conjunction with the Prohibition Against Dissemination form, to the Administrative Office of the Court. Said forms may be found and downloaded under "Special Sets."
proposed orders must be submitted via courtMAP, except for Mental Health cases. The
case manager will review your submission for accuracy and legal sufficiency,
and either reject your submission if it fails review or forward it to the judge
for signature. For Mental Health cases, please e-mail the proposed Order, in Word, and e-mail to Judicial Assistant, copying all parties.
Do not submit proposed orders related to a hearing prior to
that hearing taking place.
If the matter has been
heard by the Court, include the words “post hearing” in the title of your
proposed order. That signals to the case manager that the Court has
considered and ruled upon any issues during the hearing.
To check the status of
a proposed order, please log on to courtMAP
and access the workbench folder. A list of all pending, approved and
rejected submissions appear in the workbench folder.
SUBMISSION OF COMPETING ORDERS:
To submit competing proposed orders, please e-mail the proposed order, in Word, to the Judicial Assistant and copy all parties. The proposed order must list the submitter's name on the title of the proposed competing order.
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.