DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS THAT HAVE BEEN INITIATED BY THE PROBATE COURTS AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, ALL NON ESSENTIAL AND NON EMERGENCY IN-PERSON HEARINGS IN HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE COURT 2 WILL BE HANDLED REMOTELY VIA ZOOM.COM. ESSENTIAL IN-PERSON HEARINGS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
PURSUANT TO THE ORDER INVOKING PROTOCOL NOW IN EFFECT, CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS CAN BE CONDUCTED BY SUBMISSION, BY TELEPHONE HEARING, OR VIDEO CONFERENCE UTILIZING ZOOM.COM . PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIDEO HEARINGS.pdf.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Probate Court 2 is
accepting unsworn declarations in lieu of notarized signatures for the
following documents: Oaths of Executors; Oaths of Administrators; Proof Of
Death and Other Facts; Witness statements for Estates; Witness statements
for Heirships; Inventories, Annual Reports and Annual Accounts.
Probate Court No. 2 will be conducting bench trials remotely via zoom. Please note that due to the pandemic, Jury Trials are cancelled until further notice. If you had a jury trial scheduled and prefer to have a bench trial in lieu of having your trial reset, please contact Yolanda Lopez.
Due to the limited staff in the office, e-mails are preferred for settings and/or questions.
For Probate of Will or Heirship, please e-mail Janet Jacobo.
For Guardianship, please e-mail Coleton Mayo.
For Ancillary or special settings, please e-mail Yolanda Lopez.
PLEASE NOTICE DOCKET TIME CHANGES BELOW:
|Docket Schedule :
Tuesday at 8:00 am; Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Trial and Status Conferences:
Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Show Cause Docket:
dates until further notice
Due to Covid-19, Judge Newman will NOT hold Probate of Will Dockets at any Courthouse Annexes until further notice.
Notice: Please refer to the
County Clerk's Office Probate page for signed orders and
Probate Court Settings for Docket Settings.
ALL DOCUMENTS ALONG WITH EXHIBITS SHOULD BE E-FILED
AS "ONE LEAD DOCUMENT".
PROPOSED ORDERS SHOULD BE FILED AS A SEPARATE "LEAD DOCUMENT".
If interested in becoming a court visitor and assisting with the monitoring of wards, please contact
Attorney Ad Litems: If you are current on your certifications and are registered with our court, there is no need to re-register yearly. Please do notify the court of any address changes or if you no longer wish to receive appointments. Submit completed Registration for Court Appointment to email@example.com.
Appointee Fees: A certified copy of the Appointee Fee Order for payment from Harris County Indigent Program should be sent to:
Harris County Auditor's Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Accounts Payable Department Attention: Tracy McChristian
1001 Preston Street, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77002