FZ Divisional News
The Fifteenth 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 ex-parte calendaring dates requested after November 28th, 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 by clicking the following link or by visiting www.15thcircuit.com and selecting "View All Web Applications" from within the Circuit Web Applications box.
Division FZ (family only) is now participating in Online Scheduling and E-mail Service, therefore, all Special Set Hearings (15/30 minutes) are to be scheduled online.
Judge Ticktin will review all Motions, Memoranda of Law and legal authority prior to all UMC and Special Set Hearings. Accordingly, please email courtesy copies of materials for UMC and Special Set Hearings to the Court for review in advance of all hearings.
Division FZ and Division IZ are currently setting trials in November 2018. Special Set hearing times are available in August 2018. Click on the Online Scheduling button page to see available dates and scheduled hearings in Division FZ only. Division IZ is not participating in Online Scheduling at the present time (for special set hearings). Please contact the Court's judicial assistant for hearing time.
All recorded documents (including final judgments) must provide a 3x3 inch space in the top-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, Lisset Pino, at 561-330-1775, for questions and guidance regarding your case.
To receive and serve court documents by email, please review Administrative Order 2.310 and complete and file a Notice of Designation of Email Address for E-Service.
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.