Thursday, December 2, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Abby Cynamon

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 18
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5753
  • Room: CHC 2214
  • Judicial Assistant: Londono, Griselle
  • Bailiff: Chandler, Shamsuddin A.

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Family Division


Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical matters. 

However, our divisions remain open. The Judge and his/her staff are working and available.   We are able to address most matters remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and ZOOM. 

                                          It is important that

for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk


Sign up for COURTMAP at
for submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge

The judges will be using the ZOOM platform for most 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 for use.  

Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of calendars.


  • A.B, Barnard College, 1982 J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1989
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1990
  • Private Practice, 1990-1993
  • LL.M. (Taxation), University of Miami School of Law, 1996
  • Staff Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit, 1993-2000
  • Supervising Staff Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit, 2000-2008
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2008
Diaz, Veronica FC 19 CHC 2227305-349-5723
DiRaimondo, Christina Marie FC 33 CHC 2826305-349-6240
Fernandez-Karavetsos, Marlene FC 17 CHC 2222305-349-5729
Ruiz Cohen, Samantha FC 28 CHC 2815305-349-5744
  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Thursday9:00 AM3010/31/12 

Once your case is resolved, on COURTMAP, Click on Uncontested Calendar for the Division/Judge.

Please be sure to attach the following supporting documents with an e-file stamp: 
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 Default.
5. A copy of the Petitioner's and/or Counter Petitioner’s Valid Driver's License, Florida State ID or Voter’s Registration card. 
6. Affidavit that MSA and/or PP in best interest of child, signed by both parties.   
7. Financial Affidavits
8. UCCJEA Affidavit

All requests for Uncontested hearings without these supporting documents with an e-file stamp will be rejected.

Your request for UCD will be reviewed.   
Attorneys: you will receive an email requesting that you send a proposed Final Judgment to the Judge via COURTMAP.  At that time also attach a cover letter advising the Judge that this is a proposed Final Judgment that has been approved for remote UCD.   
Self-Represented Litigants:  You will not have to appear in court. The Judge will prepare a final judgment and send it to you electronically. 

This Section is now using courtMAP and document submissions are no longer available via eCourtesy.

courtMAP is a new online Management and Access Platform built upon technology infrastructure from Broward’s Court Management System.

courtMAP combines eCourtesy with online scheduling, online notification/confirmation, and allows judges to create and e-File orders. courtMAP also allows parties to self-schedule their case events - motion calendar, special sets, and trials - and attach the documentation previously submitted via eCourtesy.

Visit courtMAP Now
Back To Top