|Probate||Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.; Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.|
|Heirship||Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.|
|Guardianship||Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.|
|Show cause||Thursday at 10:00 a.m.|
|Scheduling/Status conferences||Thursday at 10:00 a.m.|
|Pre-trial conferences||Thursday at 10:00 a.m|
|Ancillary hearings||Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.||General||What days of the week does the Court hold hearings?|
All files are maintained in the Probate Division of the Harris County Clerk's office, 201 Caroline, 8th floor.
|General||Where can I review a file or recently filed documents? |
The Court does not accept fax filings, except that courtesy copies of pleading filed in connection with contested matters set on the ancillary docket may be sent by fax.
|General||Does the Court accept fax filings?|
All of the dockets of the Court can be found under the “Dockets” link on the Court web page.
|General||What number am I on the docket?|
If your question pertains to whether a pending order has been signed, you may check that under the “Signed Orders” link on the Court web page. Otherwise, your question should be directed by telephone or e-mail to the appropriate member of the Court staff.
|General||What is the status of this case?|
You may check whether a pending order has been signed under the “Signed Orders” link on the Court web page. If you do not have access to the Internet, telephone the Court and ask.
|General||Has this order been signed?|
Contact the appropriate member of the Court staff by telephone or e-mail. The Court staff attempts to contact counsel with respect to any order that is not signed.
|General||Can you tell me why this order wasn't signed? Why wasn't I notified? |
The Court does not keep physical possession of the files; they are maintained in the Clerk’s office. For the Court staff to obtain a file from the Clerk, review it and answer your question will take as much or more time than it will for you to do so, because you know what information it is you are seeking. The Court staff will assist you in extraordinary circumstances.
|General||Can you look in the file and tell me something about a certain instrument? |
The attorneys in contested cases can be obtained from the Court web page.
|General||Can you tell me who are all the attorneys in this case? |
To be appointed as an attorney ad litem in a guardianship case, an attorney must complete the course required by the Probate Code. Upon completion, send your completion letter and registration form to Yolanda.Lopez@prob.hctx.net , the court coordinator, with a resume and a request to be appointed.
|General||How do attorneys get appointments from this Court? |
In very limited situations, the Court staff may be able to be of assistance in resolving the issues between you and your attorney. Otherwise, you should contact another attorney to assume your representation, or if appropriate, contact the State Bar of Texas.
|General||Where do I complain if I'm not satisfied with the way my attorney is handling the case?|
All notices required to be given by the Texas Probate Code or the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure must be given in accordance with the Code and Rules. The Court has no other preference.
|General||What means do you prefer to use for notice? |