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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 - Amy Archey

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 5 of the “General Scheduling and Procedures” below.

Hearings are held in the following courtrooms:

To schedule hearings, please contact the Judicial Assistant, Amy Archey, ONLY via email.

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

General Scheduling and Procedures Courtroom Decorum and Procedure
Additional Guardianship Procedures