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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 and instructions for  submitting proposed orders and judgments through the E-Filing Portal may be found at

                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, 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:  

  1. In Word document format.

  2. Unencrypted and with no additional formatting such as text boxes or macros.

  3. 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."

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.

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. 

Telephone Appearances

            A litigant requesting to appear by telephone may complete and submit through the efiling portal this proposed Order for Telephone Appearance authorizing the parties to appear by telephone upon the conditions set forth therein.  A party appearing by telephone shall file and serve to all listed participants this Notice for Telephone Appearance with the document code "Notice."

            For telephone appearance at Small Claims Pretrial Conferences a copy of the Notice for Telephone Appearance shall be also eserved to the Mediation Program at

           A party or counsel appearing by telephone may 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& and to the Judicial Assistant at

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