FD Divisional News


Division FD/ID—vacant due to the retirement of Judge Brunson.
Effective January 22, 2019 Judge Sarah Willis will preside over Division FD/ID
Contact Tara Kranz (355-1764) for Division FD questions.

Family Division “FD” And Probate/Guardianship Division “ID”

Important Update for Probate/Guardianship Division "ID"

Effective November 1, 2018, Probate/Guardianship Division “ID” is now participating in ONLINE SCHEDULING FOR SPECIAL SET HEARINGS in 15 or 30 minute increments. To schedule a special set hearing click on the Online Scheduling link and follow the directions. Please be advised that this procedure applies to special set hearings only. Probate/Guardianship Division “ID” is not participating in online scheduling of Uniform Motion Calendar Hearings.

 Online Scheduling

Important update regarding Probate/Guardianship Division “ID” cases

Effective December 1, 2017 Judge Catherine M. Brunson has been assigned to Probate/Guardianship division “ID”. We are in the process of updating our divisional instructions and appreciate your patience during this transition.

Uniform Motion Calendar is held Tuesday – Thursday at 8:45 A.M. And ex-parte hearings are held Tuesday & Thursday at 8:45 A.M.

Important Update Regarding Probate Division Ex-Parte Calendaring

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit has launched a new ex-parte calendaring app that will serve all Probate Divisions in South County, North County and West Palm Beach. (Please note: West Palm Beach dates will not be available until January 1, 2018). All dates requested after November 28, 2017 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  through Online Services and by visiting www.15thcircuit.com and selecting “View All Web Applications” from within the Circuit Web Applications Box”.

Online Scheduling

Effective August 26, 2016, Family Division "FD" has implemented Online Scheduling and the parties should not call the Judicial Assistant to special set hearings. Please see the “Divisional Instructions” for procedures.

Temporary Custody Matters

Effective August 11, 2017, temporary custody matters require a letter to the Judge requesting a hearing. The Judge will review the Court file and the Judicial Assistant will contact the attorney once the matter is ready to be special set for hearing. Temporary custody matters cannot be set for hearing unless this procedure has been followed.