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.
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Last updated: 12/8/2016 9:41:31 AM