Judge Robert E. Belanger
Administrative Judge - Veterans' Court
St. Lucie: Non-Jury Civil Cases, including Residential Mortgage Foreclosures; Weekday First Appearance Hearings (in rotation with County Court Judges); All Veterans' Court Cases.
St. Lucie: One-third of Felony Cases; All Veterans' Court Cases.
URGENT – PLEASE NOTE – ALL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASES ARE ONLY HEARD AT THE SLW ANNEX 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DR., PORT ST. LUCIE.
FAX #: To be used only upon approval by the Judicial Assistant.
5-10 minutes at any Civil UMC date and time.
Civil Motions up to 45 MINUTES
(Evidentiary and Non-evidentiary) at any time indicated as “Civil Special Set”.
Civil - Set with Judicial Assistant
Hearings requiring more than 45 minutes: Any hearing requiring more than 45 minutes must be scheduled by contacting the Judicial Assistant. You must know the amount of time both parties will require for the hearing before contacting the judicial assistant.
Notice of Hearing
Your notice of hearing must contain a Certificate that states the matter has been coordinated with the opposing party/counsel and that you have contacted opposing counsel in an effort to resolve the issue(s), however, the matter cannot be resolved and a hearing is necessary. (Note: the special certification requirements for discovery disputes) .
Calendars will be posted as soon as available and will be updated when necessary. Please be sure to check the calendars frequently. DO NOT contact the Judicial Assistant to inquire when a calendar will be posted.