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Judge Hudson

Judge Margaret W. Hudson

Division 10
101 N. Alabama Avenue
DeLand, FL  32724
Phone (386) 822-5073
Fax (386) 822-5019

Judicial Assistant - Brooke McCormick

Circuit Judge Margaret W. Hudson was appointed to the bench in 2006. She earned an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a juris doctor from the University of Florida. Before becoming a judge, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Trustee’s Office in Orlando. She was also in private practice. Judge Hudson has heard criminal, civil, juvenile dependency and dependency drug court cases. She currently presides over probate and guardianship cases at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand and at the Volusia County Courthouse Annex at City Island in Daytona Beach.

Effective immediately, all proposed orders should be emailed to in a current WORD format.  PDF orders will NOT be accepted.  DO NOT UTILIZE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN SENDING PROPOSED ORDERS.  It is not capable of replying or forwarding.  For detailed information regarding the mandatory formatting for “Proposed Orders,” please review Paragraph 6 of the “Division 10 General Probate Procedures and Paragraph 9 of General Guardianship Procedures ” below.   

You do NOT need to file a motion and proposed order to appear by CourtCall. Please read CourtCall procedures below.

Hearings are held in the following courtrooms:

To schedule hearings for one hour or more, please contact the Judicial Assistant, Brooke McCormick at (386) 822-5073 or via email.

To cancel a hearing, please email Brooke McCormick. Do NOT submit a notice of cancellation to the clerk until you have received confirmation from the Judicial Assistant.

General Probate Procedures (PDF) Courtroom Decorum and Procedure (PDF)
General Guardianship Procedures (PDF) CourtCall procedures (telephonic appearances) (PDF)