The probate courts in Harris County do not have a formal submission docket.
Contested ancillary motions are heard on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
A hearing is required if the Probate Code or other law requires a hearing. Hearings are also required if testimony is necessary.
Attorneys may appear at hearings by telephone. Ordinarily witnesses may not appear by telephone, except with prior permission of the judge on good cause shown.
A hearing is ordinarily not required on motions to substitute or withdraw as attorney of record in a contested case. Compliance with Rule 10, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, is required.
Every contested matter will be set for trial as soon as it is brought to the Court’s attention that the matter is contested. Matters are set for trial by a scheduling conference, but may be set by the parties obtaining a trial setting from the court coordinator and completing and filing a scheduling order.
A personal representative of a decedent’s estate, or the guardian of the estate of an incapacitated person may bring suit in probate court for damages for death or personal injuries.
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