Family Court Services

Matters such as dissolution of marriage, child custody, adoption, paternity, name change, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency and injunctions for protection are heard in family court. The links below will give you additional information about programs and services offered by the courts system. For further assistance, please contact Courtney Pringle, Family Court Services Manager, via email.

The Family Court Self-Help program assists self-represented litigants with proper court procedures and forms. Check out our self-help flyer (PDF) for more information on services offered in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

Family Self-Help Services are available at the following locations:

Kim C. Hammond Justice Center
1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 1
Bunnell, FL 32110
(386) 313-4550
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m.

Putnam County Courthouse
410 St. Johns Ave., Rm. 126
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 329-1911
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m.

Volusia County Courthouse
101 N. Alabama Ave., Rm. B250
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 626-6615
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. (Spanish speaking assistance available)

Volusia County Courthouse Annex – City Island
125 E. Orange Ave., Rm. 201
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 248-8182
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Self-Help Services in St. Johns County is provided by the St. Johns County Clerk of Court.

FloridaCourtsHelp

For people seeking help with family law cases – divorce, adoption, name change, custody, order of protection, and much more – there is now a one-stop source for lots of information aimed at self-represented people.
Florida Courts Help is available at app stores as well as online at help.flcourts.org.

 

ABA Free Legal clinicA virtual legal advice clinic for low-income Floridians is also available through the Florida Bar at florida.freelegalanswers.org.

Flagler County Instructions and Forms

Adoption

Contempt

Custody

Dissolution of Marriage / Divorce

Enforcement of Out of State Court Order/Judgment

Modifications

Name Change

Paternity / Paternity and Support

Support

Miscellaneous

Putnam County Instructions and Forms

Adoption

Contempt

Custody

Dissolution of Marriage Divorce

Modifications

Name Change

Paternity / Paternity and Support

Support

Miscellaneous

Family Self-Help Services in St. Johns County is provided by the St. Johns County Clerk of Court.

Volusia County Instructions and Forms

Adoption

Contempt

Custody

Dissolution of Marriage / Divorce

Enforcement of Out of State Court Order/Judgment

Modifications

Name Change

Paternity / Paternity and Support

Support

Miscellaneous

Supervised Visitation Centers

Name Address Phone County
Children's Home Society of Florida Sally's Safe Haven
103 E. Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL 32110
(386) 263-8771 Flagler
Family Resource Connection 309 Main St.
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 385-5093 Putnam
Family Resource Connection 1023 State Road 20
Interlachen, FL 32148
(386) 684-2400 Putnam
Family Resource Connection 2730 U.S. 1 South, Suite F
St. Augustine, FL 32086

Faith Community Center
3450 C.R. 210 W.
St. Augustine, FL 32259
(386) 684-2400 Putnam
Updated 8/13/2020

Teen Court programs were established to prevent and reduce the occurrence of juvenile delinquent activity. Teen Courts are judicial diversion programs which use “positive peer pressure” and other appropriate sanctions to show the youthful offender the consequences of violating the law and the positive side of behaving in a more constructive manner. Teen Courts receive cases from the State Attorney’s Office by referral and local law enforcement agencies through civil citations. 

Students from area middle and high schools volunteer to participate in Teen Court. The responsibilities of Prosecutor, Defense Attorney and Clerk are those of the teen volunteers. The jury is comprised of Teen Court volunteers and former Teen Court offenders. Teen Court offenders must admit guilt before being accepted into the program. The “trial,” will determine an appropriate sentence. Examples of sentencing options include community service, restitution, letters of apology, essays, substance abuse education or counseling, peer group counseling and Teen Court jury duty.

The Court Administrator’s Office operates the Flagler County and Volusia County Teen Court programs. The St. Johns County Clerk of Court’s office operates a Teen Court program in St. Johns County. 

Our Teen Court Flyer (PDF) provides more information about our programs. To become a Teen Court volunteer, or to find out more, contact one of our offices:

Flagler County
Kim C. Hammond Justice Center
1769 E. Moody Blvd., #1
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone (386) 313-4559
Fax (386) 437-9467

East Volusia County
S. James Foxman Justice Center
251 N. Ridgewood Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone (386) 239-7812
Fax (386) 239-7807

West Volusia County
Volusia County Courthouse
101 N. Alabama Ave., Rm. B253
DeLand, FL 32724
Phone (386) 822-5703
Fax (386) 740-5141

Mediation is a process where a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and nonadversarial process designed to help the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, decision making authority rests with the parties.

Pursuant to Rule 12.740 of the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure and Seventh Judicial Circuit Administrative Order FM-2012-027-SC, mediation may be utilized in family law matters.

The Court may refer appropriate family law cases where the combined incomes of the parties does not exceed $100,000 per year to the Seventh Judicial Circuit’s Family Mediation Program. Orders of Referral are attached to Administrative Order FM-2012-027-SC.

Parties in Family Law cases with combined incomes of $100,000 or more per year are not eligible for the Circuit’s Family Mediation Program and must be referred to certified private mediators.

The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court uses General Magistrates and Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers to aid in the prompt resolution of family law cases.

The use of General Magistrates is authorized by Rule 12.490, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. General Magistrates conduct temporary and post-judgment hearings in domestic relations cases and are used in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

The use of Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers is authorized by Rule 12.491, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers conduct hearings regarding the establishment, enforcement and modification of child support and are used in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

 

General Magistrates

Volusia County Courthouse Annex
Alex Alvarez
125 E. Orange Ave., Room 309
Daytona Beach, FL  32114
Phone (386) 257-6030
Fax (386) 248-8129

Richard O. Watson Judicial Center
Denise Mensh
4010 Lewis Speedway, Room 290
St. Augustine, FL  32084
Phone (904) 827-5618
Fax (904) 827-5619

Volusia County Courthouse
Michael Wingo
101 N. Alabama Ave., Rm B-246
DeLand, FL  32724
Phone (386) 740-5296
Fax (386) 740-5141

Putnam County Courthouse
Sharon Feliciano
410 St. Johns Ave., Rm. 138
Palatka, FL  32178
Phone (386) 329-2522
Fax (386) 329-0339

 

Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers

Volusia County Courthouse Annex
Neal Coffman
125 E. Orange Ave., Room 204
Daytona Beach, FL  32114
Phone (386) 248-8138
Fax (386) 248-8137

Putnam County Courthouse
Sharon Feliciano
410 St. Johns Ave., Rm. 138
Palatka, FL  32178
Phone (386) 329-2522
Fax (386) 329-0339

Name

Address

Phone

Kathleen Conrad

4721 E. Moody Blvd., Suite 503 Bunnell, FL  32110  

(386) 437-7747 ext. 410

Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW

Ocean Vista Counseling
1450 North US Hwy 1, Suite 500
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

(386) 449-8600

Gail Dawson

Your Family Mediator Law Firm
3955 Riverside Ave., Suite 207
Jacksonville, FL 32205

(904) 483-3837

Norman E. Hoffman, Ph.D.

595 W. Granada Blvd., Suite H
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

(386) 677-3995

Rebecca Inman

333 17th Street, Unit F
Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 742-2020

Angela Jones

Art of Therapy Counseling & Consulting Group
275 South US HWY 17/92, Suite 102
Debary, FL 32713

1540 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746

121 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32810

(407) 602-3377

Barbara Kelly, Ph.D., LLC

1155 Louisiana Ave., Suite 106
Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 951-8812

Barbara A. Mara, Ph.D

PWCF, Inc.
815 Orienta Ave., Ste. 1010
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

(407) 830-6033

Robin Siebold, Ph.D., LMHC

115 Timberlachen Circle, Suite 2009 Lake Mary, FL 32746

(407) 765-9379

Andrea N. Wright, attorney

323 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

(904) 808-1200

Updated 08/31/2021

Program Name

Address

Phone

Notes

ACE-DVIP

1705 Beach St.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

(386) 295-3359

East and West Volusia

Choices and Changes

309 Main St.
Palatka, FL 32177

(386) 385-5093

Putnam

Choices and Changes

1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building #3 (Emergency Services)
Bunnell, FL 32110

(386) 385-5093

Flagler

Choices and Changes

2730 U.S. 1 South, Suite F St. Augustine, FL 32086

Faith Community Center
3450 C.R. 210 W.
St. Augustine, FL 32259

(904) 770-7662

St. Johns

Community Hands of Hope, LLC

702 N. 19th St., Suite 3 Palatka, FL 32177

(386) 916-6672

Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia

Court Ordered Counseling

Flagler Hospital (classroom)
400 Health Park Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL  32084

(904) 349-7123

St. Johns

Cynthia Hairston Counseling, LLC

1 Florida Park Dr. S.
Suite 217
Palm Coast, FL  32137

(386) 643-3115

Flagler

Free Spirit Outreach

101 Indigo Dr.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

(386) 244-0883
(386) 872-7909

East Volusia

New Horizons DVI Counseling

570 Memorial Circle, Suite 150
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

(386) 299-2818

East Volusia

1 Stop Abuse Project

www.StopAbuseProject.org

(386) 437-6543

Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Volusia

Updated 01/06/2022

Seventh Judicial Circuit Timesharing Schedules/Guidelines

These are general timesharing provisions, and use of these timesharing schedules should be based on each individual family’s circumstances.  Furthermore, the Court does not have a “one size fits all” timesharing schedule.  Rather the Court may adopt one of these attached schedules, based on the family’s needs. It should be the goal of each parent to encourage the continuation of all healthy relationships that existed between your children and others before the parties’ separation. Children who see their parents in conflict suffer both short and long-term effects.  Raised voices, arguing, hateful remarks, and physical altercations are not suitable for children’s viewing. Children are most likely to keep their feeling of family when they continue to have pleasant, free access to both parents and extended family.  Your children’s identities depend on their feeling that they belong to both families.  This requires that they spend time with both sides of the family.  If your children lose part of their family, their sense of identity can be distorted.  Appreciate the involvement of extended family in your children’s lives. Encourage and support the other parent in accepting an active role in your children’s lives. Share responsibilities (laundry, transportation, doctor visits, teacher conferences, etc).  Respect the basic nature or temperament of your children as well as the temperamental match or fit between them and each parent. Consider the match of each parent’s interests and your children’s activities. Provide as much direct contact and positive involvement as possible between your children and each parent. When parents remain in the same geographical location, relationships are more likely to be maximized. The Timesharing Schedules are attached hereto as follows: General Contact Schedule (PDF) Rotating Week to Week (PDF) Rotating 2/2/3 (PDF) Long Distance Contact Schedule Less than 3 hours (PDF) Long Distance Contact Schedule More than 3 hours (PDF) Holiday Timesharing Schedule (Local) (PDF) Holiday Timesharing Schedule (Long Distance) (PDF)

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