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General Magistrates

General magistrates are judicial officers who assist the circuit judges by holding hearings and providing recommendations in the areas of family law, support enforcement, mental health, guardianship, substance abuse and juvenile dependency.

The general magistrates are responsible for cases involving: temporary relief (alimony, child support, and attorneys fees and costs in family law cases), contempt of court, support enforcement, mental health (Baker Act), substance abuse (Marchman Act), tuberculosis, sexually transmissible diseases, incapacity, guardianship (including guardian applications, background investigations and annual reports filed with the court), modification of prior rulings, dependency review hearings.

As part of the Guardianship Law, General Magistrates assist the Probate Court with guardian application and background checks, and plenary and limited guardianships.

For chambers and hearing rooms, please note the following: 

NW = North Wing, Central Courthouse

WW = NEW West Wing, Central Courthouse

General Magistrates

Judicial Assistant

Phone Number

Chamber

 Hearing Room

Division

Division Type

Procedures

General Number

(954) 831-5758

520

BEILLY, BARBARA

Becky Lafortune

(954) 831-6580

WW12138

WW12166

90

Family

Procedures

BOVEN, RANDI GLICK

Sheree Edwards

(954) 831-0650

WW12135

WW12162

GMW/GMY

Dependency

FRANCOIS, PHOEBEE*

Patricia Cantrell

(954) 831-6585

WW12120

WW12154

DOR 96

DOR

LAVENTURE, YVES P.

Priscilla Hart

(954) 831-7695

WW3127

WW3146

68

Probate

Procedures

MILLER, LUCY RAMOS

Elizabeth Ranalli

(954) 831-0697

WW12129

WW12172

98

Family

Procedures

PLANT, VICKI L.

Lynne Meadows-Decowski

(954) 831-6575

WW12131

WW12156

GMX/GMZ

Dependency

SCHLISSEL, PHILIP
Chairperson

Bhowana Rhodes

(954) 831-6390

NW6860

ZM

Drug/Mental Health Court

SULLIVAN, MICHAEL*

Janice T. Reres

(954) 831-7214

WW12139

WW12152

DOR 94

DOR

SZOROSY, ANNETTE J.

Nadhedge Augustin

(954) 831-5700

WW12133

WW12174

91

Family

Procedures

UGARTE, RITA

Hannah Johnson

(954) 831-7285

WW12137

WW12164

93

Family

Procedures

VANNI, CLAUDETTE

Bianca Theork

(954) 831-7572

WW3123 WW3142

69

Probate

Procedures

* Hearing Officer