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Judge Gaustad

Judge Linda L. Gaustad

Divisions 05, 15
101 N. Alabama Avenue
DeLand, FL  32724
Phone: (386) 736-5945
Fax (386) 736-5982

Judicial Assistant - Cindy Sutton

Circuit Judge Linda L. Gaustad was elected to the bench in 2018. She was previously an assistant public defender in the appellate division and had been in private practice since 2002. She received her bachelorís degree from the University of Central Florida and her law degree from the University of Florida. Judge Gaustad currently hears juvenile delinquency, dependency and unified family court cases at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand.

Effective Monday, August 30, 2021: All proceedings except evidentiary, trials, or where juvenile fingerprints are needed will be conducted remotely via Zoom with video and audio.

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This will remain in effect until further notice as our office will continue to monitor things.

Notice to the Public:
The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids Judges from discussing pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judge.

Juvenile Plea Form (PDF) Motion Hearing Procedures (PDF)
Uniform Pretrial Procedures in Family Cases (PDF) Timesharing Schedules/Guidelines
Rules of Procedure and Courtroom DecorumHandling and Submission of Evidence
Guidelines for In-Person Visits (PDF) Notice Regarding Zoom Appearance (PDF)