General Magistrates and Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers

The Fourth Judicial Circuit Court uses General Magistrates and Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers to aid in the resolution of family law cases.

The use of General Magistrates is authorized by Rule 12.490, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. General Magistrates conduct temporary and post-judgment hearings in domestic relations cases and are used in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties.

The use of Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers is authorized by Rule 12.491, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officers conduct hearings regarding the establishment, enforcement and modification of Title IV child support and are used in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties.

Magistrate/Hearing Officers Assignments 


Dianne Misiak

Administrative Magistrate*
 
Denise DeLorenzo General Magistrate/Hearing Officer
Dependency
John Sampson General Magistrate/Hearing Officer Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court
Gina Stewart General Magistrate/Hearing Officer Clay County
     
Paul Dick General Magistrate/Hearing Officer A - C
Frank Akel General Magistrate/Hearing Officer D - I
Maria Aguila General Magistrate/Hearing Officer J - O
Joanna Houser General Magistrate/Hearing Officer P - V
Dianne Misiak General Magistrate/Hearing Officer* W - Z
     
Leatrice Walton Child Support Hearing Officer A - Gq
Athiel Jones Child Support Hearing Officer Gr - O
Robin Brown Child Support Hearing Officer P - Z
*Alpha Range according to Petitioner's Last Name*

**Attorney Use Only**

Magistrate Procedures & Order Referral to General Magsitrate (.doc)