The Sun Sentinel is reporting that Broward Circuit Judge Cheryl Aleman died from lung cancer, an illness that was discovered several weeks ago. Divorce attorneys in Fort Lauderdale have recently appeared before Aleman since she began serving in the Unified Family Court hearing paternity, dissolution of marriage, alimony, domestic violence and child support cases.
Judge Aleman’s death was confirmed by her friends and courthouse officials today. Members of the bar, bench and legal community are in shock since she chose to keep her recently discovered illness a secret. She was appointed as a Circuit Judge in January, 2020 by former Governor Bush. Prior to her appointment, she was a prosecutor.
Judge Aleman, 52, was a committed Christian. She is survived by her husband, Omar.