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AS OF JUNE 28, 2021, ALL CONTESTED EVIDENTIARY MATTERS (I.E. FINAL HEARINGS, TEMPORARY RELIEF MOTIONS, MOTIONS FOR CONTEMPT; ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE HEARINGS, CONTESTED TPR HEARING, AND MOTIONS TO COMPEL) WILL BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON AT 800 EAST TWIGGS STREET, COURTROOM 413, TAMPA FL 33602.

UNCONTESTED MATTERS (I.E. CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES, UNCONTESTED HEARINGS) AND PRETRIAL CONFERENCES WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM.


ADOPTIONS CAN BE HEARD IN PERSON OR VIA ZOOM.


ALL EXHIBITS AND/OR CASE LAW, FOR ANY EVIDENTARY HEARINGS OR TRIALS SET WITH JUDGE GREEN, NEED TO BE SENT TO THE DOWN TOWN COURTHOUSE (800 E. TWIGGS ST, ROOM 429, 4TH FLOOR) NO LESS THAN 2 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING, 3 BUSINESS DAYS IS PREFERRED


For hearing taking place electronically, Division E is using the Zoom videoconference platform. You do not need an account to use Zoom and the service is free. You may use a cellphone, tablet, or computer. The Zoom Meeting ID for Judge Green is 917-102-0630. Please include the Court’s Zoom information on Notice of Hearing. The court is able to swear in witnesses and parties over Zoom; please have a picture identification with you to show the Court.


ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/9171020630 


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER:
COMMUNICATION WITH THIS OFFICE:
SCHEDULING HEARINGS
NOTICES OF HEARINGS:
CANCELLATION OF HEARINGS:
CONTINUANCES:
TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES
CLERK’S INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES:
UMC/Open DOCKET:
MOTION DOCKET
TEMPORARY RELIEF HEARINGS
EMERGENCY MOTIONS
TRIALS:

All CONTESTED Final Hearings, including default final hearings, MUST be set by an Order of the Court pursuant to Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.440 and Rule of Civil Procedure 1.440. Failure to do so will result in a cancelation of the Final Hearing.

 

Any trial request for over two (2) hours must be also be set for a Pretrial Conference. The parties are to email the JA at FamLawDivE@fljud13.org for available Trial and Pretrial Conference dates. Parties may request half day or full day trial dates.
Once a pre-trial and trial date have been agreed upon, it is the responsibility of the party(s) to prepare the Order setting trial and upload it through E-portal for the Judge's signature. The trial Order form can be found on this website under “forms”.

 

NOTE: A Pre-Trial Memorandum SHALL be electronically filed and served on each party by the other party, as well as a copy of both delivered to the Judge, at least three (3) business days prior to the Pre-Trial Conference. The parties should be prepared to discuss provisions set forth in the Pre-Trial Memorandums and Pre-Trial Conference Order. The date/time of the trial (or final hearing) will be determined by the Judge at the Pre-Trial Conference.

 

If you are setting a Contested Final Hearing on a 30 or 15 minute docket that is NOT a Default Final Hearing, you must also submit an Order Setting the Final Hearing for the Judge's signature. Please upload the orders into the Judge's Work que through the E-portal.

 

FAMILY LAW POST JUDGMENT HEARINGS
SUBMITTING PROPOSED ORDERS:
FINAL DISPOSITION FORMS:
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
COURT HEARING VIDEO CONFERENCING TIPS