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Harris County Probate Judges Administrative Orders due to COVID-19
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BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOL DUE TO COVID-19 THAT HAS 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 4 WILL BE PASSED THROUGH MARCH 31, 2020. THAT INCLUDES THE PROBATE DOCKETS, HEIRSHIP DOCKETS AND GUARDIANSHIP DOCKETS. ATTORNEYS WANTING EMERGENCY HEARINGS SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TROs, APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIONS PENDING CONTEST, AND APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY GUARDIANSHIPS DURING THIS TIME PERIOD SHOULD CONTACT THE COURT FOR A DETERMINATION OF THE NECESSEITY OF AN IN PERSON HEARING.
PURSUANT TO THE ORDER INVOKING PROTOCOL NOW IN EFFECT (SEE BELOW IN LIST OF DOCUMENTS) CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS CAN BE CONDUCTED BY SUBMISSION OR BY A TELEPHONE HEARING. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT FOR DETAILS.
**Please email our Staff Attorney, Ana Vaso, at email@example.com, to request settings for litigious or contested matters associated with Decedents' Estates**
DUE TO CURRENT EVENTS, ORIGINAL WILLS MUST BE FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE PROBATE DEPARTMENT EITHER BY MAIL OR DROPPING IT OFF IN THE AFTER HOURS BOX OUTSIDE THE DOORS OF THE CIVIL COURTHOUSE. PLEASE DO NOT E-FILE THE WILL. SURETY BONDS AT THE MOMENT CAN BE E-FILED WITH THE CLERK'S OFFICE. ALL ATTORNEYS MUST KEEP ORIGINAL BONDS IN THEIR POSSESSION. YOU CAN CALL THE PROBATE DEPARTMENT AT 713-274-8585 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THEIR ADDRESS.
Probate of Will Docket and Dependent Administrations:
**NEW CHANGES TO DECEDENT'S ESTATES UNCONTESTED PROBATE OF WILL DOCKETS FOR HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE COURT 4**
As of MAY 5th, 2020, Probate Court 4 will offer a "ROCKET DOCKET" for Uncontested Probate of Will on Tuesdays at 9:30 A.M. Requirements to be set on the Rocket Docket are as follows:
- Self-Proved Original Will
- Attorney is the only necessary witness to prove up the Will
As of MAY 5th, 2020, Probate Court 4 will no longer offer a 2:30 P.M. Probate of Will docket, but will increase the availability on the 1:00 P.M. docket every Tuesday.
Submit Probate Hearing or Pass/Reset Request
Submit Heirship Hearing or Pass/Reset Request
Effective Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Guardianship Dockets will be held at 9:30 A.M. every Wednesday.
Submit Guardianship Hearing or Pass/Reset Request
Attorneys may click on the
Registration for Appointment tab to fill the registration form electronically and attach your resume and certificate from the State Bar of Texas for direct submission.
Harris County Probate Court 4 will be holding a MANDATORY AD LITEM ORIENTATION for new ad litem attorneys QUARTERLY, NOT MONTHLY starting at 10:00 A.M.
Please advise staff attorney Ana Vaso, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending the orientation.