Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts
Brevard General Magistrates & Hearing Officers

Brevard General Magistrates and Hearing Officers of Brevard are judicial officers that the Circuit’s Chief Judge appoints to perform certain quasi-judicial duties.

General Magistrates are responsible for cases involving:

  • Temporary relief (alimony, child support, and attorneys fees and costs in family law cases)
  • Contempt of court
    Support enforcement
  • Mental health (Baker Act)
    Substance abuse (Marchman Act)
  • Tuberculosis and Sexually transmissible diseases
  • Incapacity
    Guardianship (including guardian applications, background investigations and annual reports filed with the court)
  • Modification of prior rulings
  • Dependency review hearings
  • As part of the Guardianship Law, General Magistrates assist the Probate Court with guardian application and background checks, and plenary and limited guardianships.

 

Hearing Officers are appointed to hear Family Division cases dealing with family support issues. The Findings and Recommendations entered by the Hearing Officer have the same force and effect as Orders entered by a Circuit Judge.

Leslie
Castaldi


Administrative Secretary:
Frances Bernal

Office: (321) 637-5536
Moore Justice Center
Viera, Brevard
Viera Moore Justice Center Viera

Viera, Brevard

General Magistrate Leslie Castaldi conducts hearings from the Moore Justice Center 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940-8006
Office: (321) 637-5536
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Kurt
Erlenbach


Administrative Secretary:
Maureen Salamone

Office: (321) 637-5429
Moore Justice Center
Viera, Brevard
Viera Moore Justice Center Viera

Viera, Brevard

General Magistrate Kurt Erlenbach conducts hearings from the Moore Justice Center 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940-8006
Office: (321) 637-5429
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Kristen
Smith-Rodriguez


Administrative Secretary:
Karen Flash

Office: (321) 637-5305
Moore Justice Center
Viera, Brevard
Viera Moore Justice Center Viera

Viera, Brevard

General Magistrate Kristen Smith-Rodriguez conducts hearings from the Moore Justice Center 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940-8006
Office: (321) 637-5305
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Linda
Perez


Administrative Secretary:
Lakisha Wilcox

Office: (321) 952-4627
Melbourne Courthouse
Melbourne, Brevard
Melbourne Courthouse

Melbourne, Brevard

Child Support Enforcement Officer Linda Perez conducts hearings from the Melbourne Courthouse at 51 Nieman Ave. Melbourne FL 32901
Office: (321) 952-4627
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