EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 8/14/19:
The court must consider the criteria defined in FL STAT §744.108 when reviewing Attorney and Guardian fees requests; therefore, all fee petitions should include the nature and value of the Ward's assets at the time of filing the fee request, the monthly income earned and the monthly expenses of the Ward.
Family Law Division "FX": E-mail address is CAD-DivisionFX@pbcgov.org
Probate Law Division "FX": E-mail address is CAD-DivisionIY@pbcgov.org
***ONLINE SCHEDULING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR UMC AND SPECIAL SET HEARINGS
in FAMILY DIVISION "FX" AND PROBATE DIVISION "IY"***
Prior to first use, users must created an account in the Court's Online Services (current users can use their existing account).
The UMC and SPECIAL SET calendaring application can be accessed by visiting www.15thcircuit.com and selecting "View All Web Applications" from within the Circuit Web Applications box.
You may upload your Notice of Hearing, Motion, and Additional Documents for the Court's review prior to the scheduled hearing. **DO NOT UPLOAD ORDERS** **PLEASE BRING ALL PROPOSED ORDERS TO THE COURT HEARING FOR THE JUDGE'S SIGNATURE.** If you would like a conformed copy of the order please bring additional orders.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIAL SET HEARINGS - Family Division "FX" and Probate Division "IY"
Family Division "FX" and Probate Division "IY" are now participating in Online Scheduling for Special Set Hearings for hearings thirty (30) minutes or less.
**Please contact the Court's judicial assistant for special set hearings that require one (1) hour or longer.
Accordingly, please mail courtesy copies of documents larger than ten (10) pages (ex.: motions, memorandum of law and legal authority) for Special Set Hearings to the Court for review in advance of all hearings. Judge Burton will review all motions, memorandum of law and legal authority prior to all Special Set Hearings.
EX-PARTE CALENDARING APP
The Fifteenth Circuit has launched an ex-parte calendaring app that will serve all probate divisions in South County, North County and West Palm Beach.
All ex-parte dates must be requested in the new system, which is accessible by clicking the same link below.
Prior to first use, users must create an account in the Court's Online Services (current users can use their existing account).
The ex parte calendaring application can also be accessed by clicking the following link or by visiting www.15thcircuit.com and selecting "View All Web Applications" from within the Circuit Web Applications box.
All recorded documents (including final judgments) must provide a 3x3 space in the upper right hand corner. The Clerk of Court will no longer accept documents for recording without this space. Please see Rule 2.520, and MyPalmBeachClerk.com. You may also contact the Clerk of Court for further information as to the specific documents required.
Local Rule 4
Strict compliance with amended Local Rule 4. Prior to setting a matter on the motion calendar, the party or counsel noticing the motion shall attempt to resolve the matter and shall certify the good faith attempt to resolve. See amended Local Rule 4.
Self-Represented Parties (Pro Se)
If you are a self-represented pro se party (with no attorney), you must contact the Family Court Case Manager for questions and guidance regarding your case.
Sharmela Baccas-Persaud, (ODD last number of case no.), at 561-330-1775
Erika Ireland, (EVEN last number of case no.), at 561-330-1733
Do Not Send Letters, Emails or Notes To The Court
The Court does not act on letters, notes or emails sent by either party. The Court acts on petitions or motions properly filed with the Clerk of the Court. File the appropriate petition or motion with the Clerk of the Court, send a copy to the opposing side and a courtesy copy to the Court in order for requests to be addressed by the Court. All documents emailed to the Court must state that they were emailed to the opposing side in the same email or they will be returned as ex parte communication.