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
Circuit Civil 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 libel/slander.
County Civil is the jurisdiction for
claims between $5,000 and $30,000 and
landlord and tenant matters.
Effective 01/01/2020 -
Small Claims involves
claims up to $8,000 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 and custody.
Probate 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
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.
Court Management also processes and prepares all