FZ and IZ 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.

Prior to first use, users must create an account in the Court's Online Scheduling System (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 and Division IZ  are now participating in Online Scheduling and E-mail Service, therefore, all Special Set Hearings (15/30 minutes) are to be scheduled online.

Division FZ and Division IZ are now participating on UMC Online Scheduling.  To schedule a UMC hearing click on the link Online Scheduling and follow the directions.

Online Scheduling

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 (motions and notice of hearings are automatically uploaded when you schedule the hearing online, therefore you do not need to send these) Memoranda of Law and legal authority for UMC hearings to CAD-DivisionUMCFZ-IZ@pbcgov.org and Special Set Hearings in family matters to CAD-DivisionFZ@pbcgov.org and in probate matters to CAD-DivisionIZ@pbcgov.org to the Court for review in advance of all hearings. DO NOT SEND PROPOSED ORDERS IN ADVANCE OF THE HEARING.

Division FZ and Division IZ are currently setting trials in June 2020. Special Set hearing times are available in May 2020. Click on the Online Scheduling button page to see available dates and scheduled hearings in Division FZ and Division IZ. Division IZ is now participating in Online Scheduling for hearings thirty (30) minutes or less.


IMPORTANT UPDATE: All Orders Must Be Submitted Through E-Filing Portal (OLS)

Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC19-74, all orders are to be filed electronically, and directly through the Portal.  No mail or email orders.  Instead of bringing paper orders (or emailing orders to the court for printing and signing), please submit your orders through our OLS system.

How Does It Work?

To Submit an Order:

  • Log into the 15th Circuit's OLS;
  • In OLS, create the appropriate order one of three ways:
    1. Click on the "Submit Order From Template" button;
      • Select the Generic Order template, and type in the text of your order; or
    2. If you have previously drafted the order in Word offline, cut and paste the order text into the body of the Generic Order template.
      • Follow the instructions on the screen and complete.
      • Click "Submit" to send the order to the judge.
    3. In OLS, click the "Submit Proposed Order" button;
      • Browse your computer and select, then upload the order;
      • Review the document and make any format adjustments necessary prior to submission.
      • Follow the instructions on the screen to submit the order to the court.

For additional information on court provided digital training resources visit the Circuit's YouTube channel, CourtHelp4U.

Formatting Documents

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, Martinique Sanders, at 561-355-1764, 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.