WHEREAS,pursuant to Rule 12.490(a), Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, and Rule 8.257(a), Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, circuits may utilize General Magistrates, and
WHEREAS, the use of General Magistrates has been deemed necessary by the judges of the Seventh Judicial Circuit;
NOW THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM A. PARSONS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that General Magistrates may be utilized in domestic relations (Family Law) and Juvenile Dependency proceedings filed in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED as follows:
b. conducting case management conferences pursuant to Rule 12.200, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure;
c. conducting hearings in simplified and uncontested dissolution of marriage cases;
d. conducting hearings in name change proceedings;
e. conducting post-disposition Judicial Reviews, pretrial hearings and other related proceedings in juvenile dependency cases;
f. performing such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Judge pursuant to Rule 12.490, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, or Rule 8.257, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the appointment of individuals to serve as General Magistrates shall be accomplished by separate administrative order.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that administrative order FM-2007-021-SC is hereby rescinded.
TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 1st day of August 2012.
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