Circuit Judge Margaret W. Hudson was appointed to the bench in 2006. She earned an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a juris doctor from the University of Florida. Before becoming a judge, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Trustee’s Office in Orlando. She was also in private practice. Judge Hudson has heard criminal, civil, juvenile dependency and dependency drug court cases. She currently presides over probate and guardianship cases at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand and at the Volusia County Courthouse Annex at City Island in Daytona Beach.
Effective immediately, all proposed orders should be emailed to Division10@circuit7.org in a current WORD format. PDF orders will NOT be accepted. DO NOT UTILIZE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN SENDING PROPOSED ORDERS. It is not capable of replying or forwarding. For detailed information regarding the mandatory formatting for proposed orders, please review Paragraph 5 of the “General Scheduling and Procedures” below.
Hearings are held in the following courtrooms:
DeLand – Volusia County Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama Ave., Hearing Room D-411 and courtroom TBD for all evidentiary hearings.
Daytona Beach – Probate/Guardianship
Volusia County Courthouse Annex at City Island, 125 E. Orange Ave., Courtroom #8
To schedule hearings, please contact the Judicial Assistant, Amy Archey, ONLY via email.
To cancel a hearing, please email Amy Archey. Do NOT submit a notice of cancellation to the clerk until you have received confirmation from the Judicial Assistant.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the Court by phone or in writing.
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