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-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.
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.