FD Divisional News
Family Division “FD” And Probate/Guardianship Division “ID”
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.
Division “ID” is Special Setting Hearings by contacting the Judicial Assistant for times and dates.
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”.
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.