The Court Management Division
provides a wide range of record keeping and information processes
all documents after a case is opened, and manages the following
types of court cases:
is the jurisdiction for claims of $15,000 and above and processes
and prepares appeals. Examples of these type cases are mortgage
foreclosures, professional malpractice, auto negligence and
is the jurisdiction for claims between $5,000 and $15,000 and
landlord and tenant matters.
involves claims up to $4,999. Special rules called Small Claims
Rules are applicable to these actions. Individuals may handle their
own cases, but any person who is unsure of how to proceed should
consult an attorney.
Domestic Relations is
the jurisdiction for family matters including child and spousal
support, dissolutions of marriage, adoptions, name changes adoptions
is the jurisdiction for estates, guardianships, incapacities and
trusts. Estates involve the distribution of assets of deceased
persons and administration of guardianships of persons who are
incompetent or incapacitated. Probate is also the jurisdiction for
Baker Act, Marchman Act, Adult Protective Services Act.
deals with Delinquency and Dependency. Delinquency involves minors
who have committed a crime. Dependency deals with children who have
been abused, neglected or abandoned.
deals with felony, misdemeanor and criminal traffic cases. A felony
is punishable under the laws of this state by imprisonment in a
state prison or death. A misdemeanor is punishable by a term of
imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year.
also processes and prepares all appeals.