Judicial Assistant: Kim Marsh
Marion County Judicial Center- Suite 507
110 N.W. 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
I am the new Judge assigned to Probate, Guardianship, and Juvenile Delinquency cases in Marion County. While new to being a Judge, I am not new to the court system. I have been a practicing attorney for nearly 42 years.
I know that change is not always welcome so I intend to carry on the dockets as they had been handled in the past. I always am looking for ways to improve so if you have any suggestions or comments about how court works please feel free to get with me about your ideas.
THERE WILL BE SOME DATES THAT SCHEDULES ARE MOVED AROUND BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF JANUARY 2024 DUE TO OTHER SCHEDULED MATTERS. WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE PARTIES AS WE MAKE THOSE CHANGES.
For now, I will continue to use the following system that was in place for Probate and Guardianship. It is set out below:
For Motion and Order submission and to schedule hearing times, please email: MarionProbateandGuardianshipOrderSubmissions@circuit5.org
Click here to view the Standing Order on Probate and Guardianship Hearings
**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED ORDERS**
ALL PROPOSED ORDERS shall be submitted for entry by email ONLY to email@example.com
The case style, including case number, shall be indicated in the subject line. PLEASE SUBMIT ORDERS IN WORD FORMAT (.docx) ONLY
(NO WORD 97 OR PDF DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED)
- Any email submission shall copy ALL parties by email. If one or more of the parties do not have an email, your correspondence shall indicate that a copy has been mailed to those parties.
- The attorney submitting the proposed order shall ensure that any pro se party receives a copy of the order via U.S. Mail and shall file a certificate of compliance confirming compliance with this requirement.
Please note that failure to comply with the above procedures will result in the Proposed Orders being Rejected and a delay in processing your case(s).
*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.