FD Divisional News

Family Division FD will be closed immediately and the Clerk will reassign FD cases to the remaining family divisions based on AO 5.101-06/2022. The Uniform Motion Calendar (UMC) in Division FD is closed. Reassignment of all cases should be complete by August 31, 2022.  Final hearings already set in Division FD are not cancelled and will be heard at their scheduled date and time unless otherwise notified.  Any non-final hearing scheduled in Division FD after August 31 will need to be rescheduled in the newly assigned division.  Efforts will be made to use senior judges or volunteers to obtain coverage for matters set in Division FD from August 15 to August 31, absent UMC hearings.  However, it may be necessary to cancel some hearings in Division FD through August 31.   Hearings can no longer be set in Division FD and must be set in the newly assigned division.  Please see ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 5.113-08/2022 for more information.

Efforts are being made to minimize the disruption of services in cases presently assigned to Division FD, but scheduling delays are unavoidable until all cases have been reassigned to the remaining family divisions.  Coverage issues are complicated by the lack of available senior judges to cover family law matters.  Your patience is appreciated as the Circuit deals with this transition.  

If you have a final hearing set you may still upload orders to Division FD in OLS.  Inquiries can be directed to cad-divisionfd@pbcgov.org