DV Divisional Instructions

Please refer to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Website for the courts latest updates regarding COVID-19. The Chief Judge has issued an Administrative Order No. 12.510, Mitigating Measures in Response to COVID-19.

UPDATED June 8, 2020

To avoid unnecessary delays in the Court's cases, future court dates will be handled in the manner set forth below:

The Domestic Violence division is conducting essential and non-essential hearings in person or via Zoom.

If you wish your case to be conducted via the Zoom platform, please call the division at (561) 355-1908 to either provide your email address, or to obtain the meeting ID and password.

Requirements to attend hearings via Zoom:

  • Computer, smart phone or tablet.
  • Each device must have a microphone and camera.
  • The meeting ID and password.
  • Email address

Arraignments

All arraignments are considered essential hearings and will be handled in person unless another means is requested.  Zoom is available for these hearings as well.

Please call if you have any questions. The hope is that when this crisis concludes we will be able to conclude cases fairly and without delay.

Please contact the Judge's chambers at 561-355-1908 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday for any questions.

Please send all documents, in Word Format (NOT in "read-only") to: CAD-divisionDVTD@pbcgov.org and copy all appropriate parties. Please DO NOT "CC" or copy the JA when sending correspondence to this mailbox.