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Probate Forms/Information

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Probate Auditors

County Court at Law 1
Judge Christopher G. Morales
Probate Auditor
County Court at Law 2
Judge Jeffrey A. McMeans
Brenda Michalik, Probate Auditor
County Court at Law 3
Judge Susan G. Lowery
Benny Charles, Probate Auditor
County Court at Law 4
Judge R.H. "Sandy" Bielstein
Kathy Edwards, Probate Auditor
County Court at Law 5
Judge Ronald Cohen
Norma L. Garza, Probate Auditor


Please Read Prior to Contacting a Court to Schedule a Hearing

  • Requirements of all Courts
    • To set hearings pertaining to decedent’s estates and guardianship matters, please contact each Court’s respective Probate Auditor. Individual Courts may have additional information and/or requirements that are specific to their Court. To access this information, click the “Staff” tab under the Courts at Law listed in the left navigation menu before calling to schedule a hearing.
    • The following must be filed prior to scheduling a hearing:
      • All cases - Civil Case Information Filing Sheet
      • Decedent’s Estates – Original Will (or a copy if the original Will cannot be produced) must be filed with the County Clerk’s office in accordance with the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
      • Guardianships – (i) Applicant attorneys must e-file a copy of his/her certification along with the application; and (ii) All criminal background checks must be completed
  • Please note that Court staff can tell you about the services of the Court and can answer questions about how the Court works; however, Court staff cannot give legal advice or answer legal questions. If you need someone to research the law and give you legal advice, you should consult an attorney.
  • You can check the status of filings online by visiting the Records Search page.
  • For questions about fees, filings, and status of filings, contact the County Clerk’s Office.


Probate Information

Decedent Dies with Will

Decedent Dies without Will


Guardianship Information



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