During the "Stay Home Work Safe Order" and as long as the current Social Distancing Protocols are in place:
Regularly scheduled dockets beginning March 31, 2020 will continue without interruption via remote video conferencing.
- Emergency hearings will be conducted via remote video conferencing within the deadlines required unless otherwise indicated by the Court.
- Trials are canceled through the month of April. Please contact the court to reset.
- If you have received a personal citation to appear in court, please contact the court at (832) 927-1401 for instructions to appear via remote video
Please see the "Instructions for Video Hearings and Trials" for procedures listed below.
Instructions for Video Hearings and Trials
Helpful Tips for Attorneys and Parties appearing via Zoom
Recording of any probate proceeding is strictly prohibited and could result in a finding of contempt of court. Please read Administrative Order below.
Administrative Order Prohibiting the Recording of Remote Court Proceedings
Order Invoking Protocol for Emergency Public Health and Safety Conditions
Amended Order Adopting Courtroom Protocols Under Certain Public Health or Safety Concerns
Joint Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns
First Emergency Order Regarding The COVID-19 State of Disaster
Second Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
Third Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
Fourth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
Eighth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
Eleventh Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
STATUTORY COURT STATE PRESIDING JUDGE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS
State Presiding Judge Order 2020-1 Regarding Visits to Nursing Homes
State Presiding Judge Order 2020-2 Allowing Judges to hold hearings in alternate locations
State Presiding Judge Order 2020-3 Allowing Visiting Judges to hold hearings in alternate locations
State Presiding Judge Order 2020-4 Temporary Change to Personal Service
State Presiding Judge Order 2020-5 Bonds may be e-filed
NEW CODE INFORMATION (effective 1/1/14):
You must bring originals of any notarized documents that were submitted by E-File to your court hearing.
HEIRSHIP PROCEEDINGS: Sec. 202.057. Affidavit of Service of Citation
(a) A person who files an application under Section 202.005 shall file with the court:
- a copy of any citation required by this subchapter and the proof of delivery of service of the citation; and
- an affidavit sworn to by the applicant or a certificate signed by the applicant’s attorney stating:
(A) that the citation was served as required by this subchapter;
(B) the name of each person to whom the citation was served, if the person’s name is not shown on the proof of delivery; and
(C) the name of each person who waived citation under Section 202.056.
(b) The court may not enter an order in the proceeding to declare heirship under Subchapter E until the affidavit or certificate required by Subsection
(a) is filed.
Amended by Acts 2013, 83rd Legislature, Chapter 1136 (HB 2912), § 17, effective January 1, 2014.
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10 Day Notice of hearing to all parties. All responses to be served on opposing counsel and filed with the County Clerk's Office, with copies to the court 3 DAYS PRIOR to hearing.Ancillary Schedule:
Thursday 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.