A few days ago, Judge Bailey submitted a letter with an operational plan update. The plan explores a Zoom/live hybrid trial as jury trials predicted to be delayed until there is a vaccine.
Miami Courts return to Phase 1 due to spike in cases:
Miami-Dade court operations have returned to Phase 1 due to the rise of new COVID-19 cases. Courts will remain closed and virtual hearings will continue.
Updates for Criminal Cases in Miami-what you need to know:
Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Courts announced that certain proceedings in criminal cases may now be conducted remotely either by phone or by video. Find out what proceedings are given the green light to be set virtually and how to schedule them:
Miami Beach offers grants to Small Businesses. Do you qualify?
Starting this coming Monday, June 15th, the City of Miami Beach will be accepting applications for the City's grant aimed to help Miami Beach small businesses affected by the pandemic. Find out if you qualify:
Are you ready to reopen, Miami?
On June 8th, lots of business will reopen in Miami-Dade, including gyms, fitness studios, and tattoo parlors. Is your business compliant?
How past due child support affects your chances of receiving a Stimulus Check
The coronavirus relief bill includes direct cash payments to help people through the crisis. However, falling behind in child support payments will affect an otherwise eligible American's ability to receive this stimulus check. Once they are issued, the checks are seized by the government.
Modification in child support during the Coronavirus pandemic:
Florida courts have found that the loss of a job or changes in the parties' income may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification in child support, provided that the change is permanent in nature. But what if you lose your job due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?
Can you still get divorced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Courts are closed to the public; however, Judges continue to review and close out cases. Luckily, uncontested divorces have never been so easy in South Florida. Most judges are divorcing couples without a hearing, provided that all required documents are submitted together with an Affidavit for Remote Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage.
Unemployed and can’t pay rent? What you need to know:
On April 2, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order suspending actions for evictions and foreclosures. The Order does not allow any evictions for non-payment of rent for the next 45 days (until May 17). Here's what you need to know:
Important updates and extensions in Miami-Dade County, Florida:
New updates and Extensions on Deadlines