*Our Chambers will be closed the week of Christmas Dec. 25 - 29, we will reopen on Jan 2nd, 2024.
Emergency coverage Judges: Judge Young 305-349-5738 Dec 26 & 27 and Judge DiRaimondo 305-349-6240 Dec 28 & 29. After 5:00 PM please contact the on-Duty Emergency Judge.
Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of
our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, Division 38 will continue holding hearings via Zoom unless parties request an In-person hearing.
However, our division remain open. The Judge and his/her staff
are working and available. We are addressing matters
remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and ZOOM.
It is important that:
ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF
REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING
for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk
Sign up for COURTMAP at
for submitting emergency motions and proposed orders to your assigned Judge
The judges will be using the ZOOM platform for hearings. It is FREE. If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform,
please go to the ZOOM training page website to learn how to access the platform
Zoom training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Zoom Live Training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911
We ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize ZOOM and your
patience with us as we learn along with you. We are committed to the continued delivery of justice in the face of
Adoption Calendar - Zoom Meeting ID: 947 4906 9179
Domestic Violence Calendar - Zoom Meeting ID: 980 0462 5821
All other hearing invites are sent the week prior for the hearing date.
Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for
clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
Remote UCD CALENDAR (Please note there is no Zoom Invite for this Calendar)
Once your case is resolved, you must set the case through COURTMAP. The UCD Calendar is under Special Sets on Mondays at 9:30 AM as the Uncontested Calendar. Click on the Special Set Option and then Click on the Uncontested Calendar.
Please be sure to e-file all supporting documents through the Florida E-filing Portal and have the filing stamp on them, before submitting through Courtmap.
Checklist for the UCD Calendar is as follows:
1. Petition or Counter Petition
2. Answer or Answer/Waiver
3. Marital Settlement Agreement and/or Parenting Plan.
4. If the Petition has been defaulted please attach the Order of
5. A copy of the Petitioner's and/or Counter Petitioner’s Valid Driver's
License, Florida State ID or Voter’s Registration card (this may be submitted with the Final Judgment through CourtMap, to not make the ID public record).
6. Affidavit that MSA and/or PP in best interest of child, signed
by both parties.
7. Financial Affidavits
8. UCCJEA Affidavit
Once all the documents required by your case have been filed, you will receive an email for the Bailiff, Bryan Bascuas, with the approval or request for missing required documents. Please note: If you need to contact the Bailiff once you receive the aforementioned email, please respond directly to the email you received from the Bailiff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
***The Proposed Final Judgment should be submitted through Courtmap after you have received the approval email from the Bailiff. The Valid Florida ID is to be attached as a supporting document (your clients identifications showing proof of residency). This should be submitted by the Friday prior to the Uncontested Calendar.***
If supporting documents are not filed and viewed correctly through the Florida E-filing Portal upon submittal of the Proposed Final Judgment for the day of the UCD calendar, then it is your responsibility to reset the case for a new date and make sure that all the procedures are done correctly.
Self-Represented Litigants: You will not have
to appear in court. The Judge will prepare a final judgment and send it to you
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.