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Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Cox to the Circuit Court in 2014. She served in the Criminal division and currently serves in the Family and Dependency Divisions in Clay County. Judge Cox was also appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2005 as a County Court Judge. For nine years, Judge Cox served as a County Court Judge, where she presided over criminal, civil, small claims, and traffic court cases. Before becoming a judge, she served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida. During her tenure there, she was awarded the Outstanding Young Prosecutor Award, was part of the Homicide Team, Special Assault Division and the Repeat Offender Court. She completed her prosecutorial career as a Division Chief in County Court. To view her full biography, please click here. Judge Cox BIO 2020
FAMILY AND DEPENDENCY COURTS
During the global pandemic, there may be limited in-person court appearances allowed. However, if you are required to appear in-person, a FACE COVERING is required to be worn at all times in the courthouse.
Ex Parte Instructions
Ex-Parte: Hours 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- December: 3, 9, 10, 17, 21 – December 10th and 17th only at 9:00a – 9:30a.
- January: 19, 20, 26, 27; at 9:00a – 21, 22, 25
- February: 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
- March: 4, 5, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23
Until further notice, Ex Parte hearings in Division E will be held remotely using the Zoom video conference application; there will be no in-person ex parte hearings. The Court will be the Zoom Host. Matters heard during ex parte are: Uncontested Dissolution (DOM) & Paternity (PAT) matters and Counsel Withdrawal matters. To set an ex parte hearing on the following, email the Judicial Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Uncontested DOM/PAT matters: the parties are to choose an agreed upon ex parte date, submit: 1) the completed Uncontested Checklist, 2) attach a copy of the driver’s license of the client giving testimony, and 3) the fully-executed Consent Final Judgment along with any appropriate attachments. Please note: after review, additional information and/or documents may be required before confirmation.
- Counsel Withdrawal matters: choose an ex parte date, submit the Motion to Withdrawal along with a Proposed Order in Word format and advise whether the client: 1) does not consent to the withdrawal or, 2) is unresponsive. Please note: opposing counsel/party is not required to appear.
The Judicial Assistant will confirm the ex parte date and provide the parties with the Court’s Zoom Meeting link & ID and further instructions. A Notice of Hearing should not be filed until confirmation has been received.