03 Unified Family

Unified Family Court

Unified Family Court (UFC) is a comprehensive approach to handling all cases involving children and families while resolving family disputes in a fair, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. UFC judges hear all delinquency and dependency cases and identified interconnected cases involving domestic relations issues, including domestic violence. UFC also provides prompt linkage to related services. In Broward County the Unified Family Courts are designed to have one judge oversee all matters involving one family.

Family Division Family Law judges preside over domestic matters, including adoption, alimony, annulment, child custody & visitation, child support, divorce, grandparent proceedings, name change, paternity, and injunctions involving allegations of domestic, repeat, dating and sexual violence. Special proceedings designated by Florida and federal laws that relate to these matters are also assigned to Family Court.

ARTHUR (Senior Judge) BIRKEN

Phone Number: (954) 831-7819
Chamber: WW11121
Courtroom: WW11174
Division: 40/42

HOPE TIEMAN BRISTOL (Admin. Judge - Unified Family)

Judicial Assistant: Nadine Turner
Phone Number: (954) 831-7882
Chamber: WW9135
Courtroom: WW9155
Division: JS/39/JG/JF/29

DALE C. COHEN

Judicial Assistant: Patti Buchholz
Phone Number: (954) 831-5895
Chamber: WW11127
Courtroom: WW11154
Division: 37

DIV 40

Phone Number: (954) 831-7763
Division: 40

FABIENNE E. FAHNESTOCK

Judicial Assistant: Deba Khan
Phone Number: (954) 831-7336
Chamber: WW11125
Courtroom: WW11152
Division: 35

KEATHAN B. FRINK

Judicial Assistant: Vedana Roopnarine
Phone Number: (954) 831-7395
Chamber: WW11135
Courtroom: WW11162
Division: 36

YAEL GAMM

Judicial Assistant: Lisa Cameron
Phone Number: (954) 831-7758
Chamber: WW9131
Courtroom: WW9170
Division: JT/46/JL

KENNETH GILLESPIE

Judicial Assistant: Taneshia Barbary-Snell
Phone Number: (954) 831-7565
Chamber: WW9138
Courtroom: WW9165
Division: JN/31/JI

ANDREA RUTH GUNDERSEN

Judicial Assistant: Claudia Posas
Phone Number: (954) 831-7870
Chamber: WW11129
Courtroom: WW11156
Division: 41

JOSE IZQUIERDO

Judicial Assistant: Angie Alcalde
Phone Number: (954) 831-3599
Chamber: WW9133
Courtroom: WW9150
Division: JQ/34/JK

MICHAEL G. KAPLAN

Judicial Assistant: Shelly Skofstad
Phone Number: (954) 831-1663
Chamber: WW10138
Courtroom: WW10150
Division: 59/57

NICHOLAS LOPANE

Judicial Assistant: Luisa Prieto
Phone Number: (954) 831-7608
Chamber: WW11133
Courtroom: WW11168
Division: 33

KATHLEEN MCHUGH

Judicial Assistant: Eva-Tanja Cuthbert
Phone Number: (954) 831-7489
Chamber: WW10133
Courtroom: WW10170
Division: MV/57

TARLIKA NAVARRO

Judicial Assistant: Lisa Tucker
Phone Number: (954) 831-5614
Chamber: WW11137
Courtroom: WW11166/WW10155
Division: 38/63

MICHAEL J. ORLANDO (Unified Family - Delinquency Chair)

Judicial Assistant: Shawnta Mallard
Phone Number: (954) 831-6344
Chamber: NW5850
Courtroom: NW5780
Division: JC

CARLOS S. REBOLLO

Judicial Assistant: Elizabeth Viera
Phone Number: (954) 831-7708
Chamber: NW4850
Courtroom: NW4840
Division: JD

ALBERTO RIBAS JR.

Judicial Assistant: Jackie Sargiotto
Phone Number: (954) 831-6907
Chamber: WW9129
Courtroom: WW9175
Division: JO/32/JJ

STACY ROSS

Judicial Assistant: Chela Iverson
Phone Number: (954) 831-7396
Chamber: NW5820
Courtroom: NW5810
Division: JB

MICHAEL I. ROTHSCHILD

Judicial Assistant: Kim Cox
Phone Number: (954) 831-7888
Chamber: WW11131
Courtroom: WW11158
Division: 44

STACEY SCHULMAN (Unified Family - Dependency Chair)

Judicial Assistant: Kim Oliva
Phone Number: (954) 831-7628
Chamber: WW9137
Courtroom: WW9160
Division: JM/30/JH

ELIJAH H. WILLIAMS

Judicial Assistant: Gina Trentacosta
Phone Number: (954) 831-6974
Chamber: NW7850
Courtroom: NW7840
Division: JA