Carol Falvey

Administrative Judge

Judicial Assistant: Erin Goyeneche
Office: 352-341-6717
Fax: 352-341-6738

*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.

Schedule a Hearing

Hearings of one hour or less should be scheduled using the OnceHub portal or by clicking the “Schedule a Hearing” button on the top of this page.

Please choose three dates and times for your hearing.

If there is an attorney on the other side, you must coordinate the hearing with opposing counsel prior to submitting your request. When you submit a request for hearing time you are indicating that you have coordinated the date and time with opposing counsel.

Any motions must be filed before seeking hearing time.

Once you submit your request for hearing time, it will be reviewed, and your will receive an email concerning the request. Please note that hearing time cannot be reserved while you are coordinating the hearing with other parties. The times are on a “first come, first served” basis.
If you request a Zoom hearing, you will receive a Zoom link that you are required to put in your notice of hearing (For pro se litigants seeking hearing time on the application, a notice of Hearing will be filed for you.)

Inquiries for hearing time by telephone should be limited to hearings that are lasting more than one hour. Your inquiry by telephone should include your case number and the type of hearing you are seeking.

Please do not “cross notice” a hearing without having express authorization from the Judge Falvey’s office.


To schedule a Mortgage Foreclosure case for hearing, please send an email to Erin Goyeneche at for hearing dates and times.  Once the date and time of choice has been received, I will place the information on our calendar and confirm with you. They are usually held telephonically unless the attorney and parties would like to appear in person.  All Final Judgments must be filed through the Florida Courts E-Portal 15 business days prior to the hearing.  The original note and mortgage should be sent directly to the Clerk of Court at least 15 business days prior to the hearing.  If a Notice for Trial has been filed, the attorney’s office shall contact Erin Goyeneche to coordinate a date and time for a case management conference.  Foreclosure scheduling is not done through OnceHub.

Judicial Assignments
  • All General Civil Cases
  • Family Law Cases (except simplified dissolutions of marriage)
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Cases
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, with High Honors, 1982
  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, with Honors, Law Review, Order of the Coif, 1986
Professional Activities
  • Citrus-Hernando Inns of Court
  • Family Law Advisory Group
Additional Information
  • Appointed by Governor Bush in November of 2005
  • “AV” Rated by Martindate-Hubbell While in Private Practice

Judge Falvey’s Docket Assignments: all general civil cases, 20% of all family law cases including adoptions, annulments, registrations of foreign judgments, registrations of foreign support, name changes, paternity (except IV-D cases), dissolutions and mortgage foreclosure cases.