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Don Barbee

Circuit Judge

Judicial Assistant: Jamie Shreiber
Office: 352-540-6655
Fax: 352-754-4267

Domestic/Family Law
  • Hearing times should be obtained by emailing jshreiber@circuit5.org
  • Please include CASE #, motion to be heard, and an estimate on the time you need for the hearing.
  • Proposed orders should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format.
  • Final Hearings are required in cases where one or both parties are pro-se and the matter was not resolved through mediation.
Injunctions
  • Hearings are scheduled for fifteen (15) minutes. If you need more time than that you MUST contact jshreiber@circuit5.org to determine if there is additional time available that day or if a Motion to Continue would be appropriate.
  • Courtesy copies of Motions to Continue must be submitted to the Court at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled hearing time.
Probate
  • PLEASE do not submit the proposed orders until all of the necessary predicate documents are visible in the online docket. Some of the most commonly “missing” items include the original will, the death certificate, and the spouse’s death certificate when he or she appears on the deed.
  • Proposed Orders should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF formats to hernandoprobate@circuit5.org. There is no need to send courtesy copies of standard motions.
  • Hearing times may be obtained by sending an email to hernandoprobate@circuit5.org. Please include CASE #, motion to be heard and an estimate on the time you need for the hearing.
Motions to Withdraw
  • If there is no objection to your Motion to Withdraw in either a probate or family law matter, note the lack of objection and submit a proposed order.

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:* The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the Judges of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judges.

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