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 resurgence of Covid-19, Jury Trials scheduled through February 28, 2022 have been cancelled. If you prefer to keep your current trial setting, the court is willing to conduct a bench trial, if the lawyers are willing to waive their jury request. Please note that the court is not resetting jury trials until next year. Should you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Lopez .
Mask Order effective August 11, 2021.
For Probate of Will or Heirship, please call the court at 832-927-1402.
For Guardianship, please e-mail Coleton Mayo, Guardianship Coordinator/Staff Attorney.
For Ancillary or special settings, please e-mail Yolanda Lopez, Court Coordinator.
|Docket Schedule :
Tuesday at 8:00 am; Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (new-effective 1/12/22) 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.
or Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (for hearings requiring more than 20 minutes).
Please request a special setting for hearings requiring more than one hour.
Pre-Trial and Status Conferences:
Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Show Cause Docket:
dates until further notice
2nd & 4th Monday at 9:00 a.m. This date shall be at least 10 days from filing of notice, except on leave of court.
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. County Clerk's Forms for forms such as Inventory, Annual Report, Annual Account, Appointee Compensation, Small Estate, Testimony, Oath, etc. 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 Yaksha Shah.
Attorneys Ad Litem: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com)
Accounts Payable Department Attention: Tracy McChristian
1001 Preston Street, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77002