Magistrate Division

Assignments

All post-judgment matters in FY and Even Case Numbers in FZ
Mental Health (Marchman/Baker Acts): IZ, IY, IX
Marchman Act: All even numbered cases filed in South County or Main Branch Baker Act: Filed in South County or Main Branch

UPDATE TO MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENTS
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 19, 2021

On January 13, 2021, Palm Beach County Administrative Order 5.104 was updated to reflect new assignments of the General Magistrate. Assignments will no longer be according to male litigant last name.

As of January 19, 2021, Magistrate Damary Stokes will hear all POST-JUDGMENT matters for:

DIVISION FY - ALL CASES

DIVISION FZ - EVEN NUMBERS

ANY NEW POST JUDGMENT MATTERS REFERRED TO THE MAGISTRATE AS OF JANUARY 19, 2021 SHALL REFLECT THIS NEW ASSIGNMENT

In addition: All orders of referral MUST be submitted to the Magistrate via the (Fifteenth Circuit’s On Line Scheduling) for review BEFORE submission to the Circuit Judge.

Palm Beach County Administrative Order 5.104 - 01/2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Until further notice, all family/domestic relations hearings will be conducted using telephone or video-conferencing via Zoom. NO IN PERSON (FACE-TO-FACE)  family/domestic relations hearings will be held in the Hearing Room during this timeframe, unless deemed "Essential" by the Circuit Court Judge or Chief Judge.

Currently, the Magistrate's Assistant is converting all previously scheduled in-person hearings to Zoom that are set in February 2021 and March 2021. You will receive an "Order Converting Hearing" with Zoom instructions (i.e. Meeting ID, Password, Link) and instructions on how to appear via Zoom.

Please wait for that Order to come to your e-mail or in the US Mail.

If you have provided an email address, you will also receive an email from our office with a courtesy invitation link from Outlook with Zoom instructions.

If you have any questions about the status of your hearing, please do not hesitate to contact our office by e-mail or telephone.

Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding at this time.

NOTE: THIS DIVISION DOES NOT USE ONLINE SCHEDULING (OLS) FOR ANY SPECIAL SET HEARINGS. THE ONLY MATTERS THAT CAN BE SCHEDULED THROUGH OLS ARE UNIFORM MOTION CALENDAR (UMC).


Online Scheduling

Uniform Motion Calendar Only

(Please see Divisional Instructions Page for further information)

When scheduling your UMC through OLS, the Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be provided. Please include in your Notice of Hearing filed with the Clerk of Court both the Zoom link, telephone number, Meeting ID and Password.

ATTORNEYS ONLY: PLEASE CONTACT THE MAGISTRATE  ASSISTANT IF YOU NEED AN AFTERNOON UMC HEARING AND WE WILL ACCOMMODATE YOU.