Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts
Seminole General Magistrates & Hearing Officers

Seminole's General Magistrates and Hearing Officers 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 & 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.

Mary
Nardi


Administrative Secretary:
Paola Fuentes

Office: (407) 665-4050
Civil Courthouse
Sanford, Seminole
Seminole Civil Courthouse

Sanford, Seminole

General Magistrate Mary Nardi conducts hearings from the Seminole Civil Courthouse 301 N. Park Avenue Sanford, FL 32771-1243
Office: (407) 665-4050
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Stanley
Silver


Administrative Secretary:
Paola Fuentes

Office: (407) 665-4050
Civil Courthouse
Sanford, Seminole
Seminole Civil Courthouse

Viera, Brevard

General Magistrate Stanley Silver conducts hearings from the Seminole Civil Courthouse 301 N. Park Avenue Sanford, FL 32771-1243
Office: (407) 665-4050
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M. Celine
Cannon


Administrative Secretary:
Kris Ebert

Office: (407) 665-5462
Seminole Juvenile Justice Center
Sanford, Seminole
(407) 665-5462<br> Seminole Juvenile Justice Center Sanford, Seminole

Viera, Brevard

General Magistrate M. Celine Cannon conducts hearings from the Seminole Juvenile Justice Center 190 Eslinger Way Sanford, FL 32773
Office: (407) 665-5462
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Linda
Perez


Administrative Secretary:
Lakisha Wilcox

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

PLEASE NOTE: Magistrate Perez handles cases for both Brevard and Seminole! All Seminole cases are held at the Seminole Civil Courthouse.
Seminole Civil Courthouse

Sanford, Seminole

Child Support Enforcement Officer Linda Perez conducts hearings for Seminole remotely.
PLEASE NOTE: Magistrate Perez handles cases for both Brevard and Seminole! All Seminole cases are held at the Seminole Civil Courthouse.
Office: (321) 952-4627
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