Electronic Submission of Proposed Orders
Proposed judgments and orders in Small Claims and County Civil cases assigned to Division IV should be submitted through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, unless doing so would constitute an undue burden on a self-represented litigant or impair a self-represented litigant's access to the court system. The E-filing Portal may be accessed at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/index.html and instructions for submitting proposed orders and judgments through the E-Filing Portal may be found at http://brevardclerk.us/e-filing.
If submitting a proposed order or judgment through the E-Portal constitutes an undue burden on a self-represented litigant or impairs a self-represented litigant's access to the court system, a proposed order or judgment may be submitted by other means, upon confirming arrangements for the submission with the Court's Judicial Assistant, Jessica Lynn Silva, who may be contacted by Email at Jessica.Silva@flcourts18.org, or by telephone at (321) 952-4703. Failure to follow these filing guidelines may result in your filing being returned or placed in the the Correction Queue.
Both Judge Silverman and Ms. Silva welcome any input you may have as to how this office may better accomplish this transition. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
Proposed Order Requirements
Each proposed order or judgment being submitted through the E-Filing Portal must be accompanied by a Cover Letter. The Cover Letter must be in .pdf format and you may click on a form Cover Letter. If you use this form, you should complete the fields in red and check the appropriate boxes in the form Cover Letter before submitting it.
The filer must select himself/herself in the e-service list and serve all other listed recipients. [Please check the "Serve All" box.]
Each proposed order or judgment must submitted as a separate document and must be:
In Word document format.
Unencrypted and with no additional formatting such as text boxes or macros.
Without any headers or footers, even those containing page numbers.
Proposed Orders in Cases with a Self-Represented Litigant
In case involving a self- represented or pro se party, each Order or Judgment - above the date and above signature line - shall contain the following statement:
"It is further ORDERED and ADJUDGED that within 5 days from the date of eservice of this Order/Judgment, the Plaintiff shall: 1. furnish a copy of this Order/Judgment to each self-represented party by U.S. Mail, first class, postage paid; and, 2. file a certificate signed by Plaintiff or, if represented, Plaintiff’s counsel, that delivery of this Order/Judgment as been made as set forth herein."
In Domestic Relations cases, this language should be modified to change "Plaintiff" to "Petitioner."
If the foregoing statement does not appear above the date and above signature line in a case involving a self-represented or pro se litigant, the Order or Judgment may be placed in the Pending Queue and not efiled.
Family Law - Pretrial Conference Orders
Pursuant to an Administrative Order entered by the Chief Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Judge David E. Silverman has been appointed as an Acting Circuit Judge to handle Domestic Relations cases. This appointment is temporary and became effective starting on July 1, 2017.
In order to facilitate Pretrial Conferences, discovery and the setting of trials, counsel and litigants in Domestic Relations cases assigned to Judge Silverman are referred to the Family Law - Pretrial Conference Order accessible by this link. The form Pretrial Conference Order is a Word document that may be downloaded, saved and modified, in accordance with the Court's instructions, and submitted via the eportal as indicated above. This form may be changed without notice and the version applicable to any particular case is the one accessed on this link at the time of the Pretrial Conference.
Final Judgments of Eviction
After entry of a Clerk’s Default or a notice that the Clerk will not be issuing a Default persons requesting entry of a Final Judgment of Eviction may submit the proposed Final Judgment of Eviction via the E-Filing Portal. The Court will review the submission to determine whether entry of the proposed judgment is appropriate. Nothing herein constitutes legal advice and any and all litigants are encouraged to consult with and be represented by a qualified attorney licensed by The Florida Bar.
Final Judgments of Dissolution of Marriage
The Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage hearing may be scheduled in accordance with the procedure set forth on the Scheduling page. Prior to the final hearing, please upload the proposed Final Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage via the E-Filing Portal.
If not previously authorized to appear by telephone, a party or counsel requesting to appear by telephone in a Civil or Small Claims case may complete and submit through the efiling portal this proposed Order for Telephone Appearance - Civil and, upon being authorized to so appear, shall file and serve to all listed participants this Notice of Telephone Appearance - Civil.
If not previously authorized to appear by telephone, a party or counsel requesting to appear by telephone in a Domestic Relations case may complete and submit through the efiling portal this proposed Order for Telephone Appearance - Family and, upon being authorized to so appear, shall file and serve this Notice of Telephone Appearance - Family.
Notice of Telephone Appearance shall be filed with the document code "Notice."
A party or counsel appearing by telephone shall call the Court at (321) 952-4703 at the time set for the proceeding and shall remain available for a return call for a period of two hours thereafter at the number provided.
Docket Sounding Appearance
Appearance by counsel at docket sounding for criminal cases may be made by completing and efiling the following Notice of Docket Sounding Appearance with the document code "Notice." Eservice shall be made upon the Office of the State Attorney at BrevMisd&Traffic@sa18.state.fl.us and to the Judicial Assistant at Jessica.Silva@flcourts18.org.
Excerpt - Family Law - Form Order - Pretrial Conference