Click Here for Instructions for Video Hearings and Trials for Probate Court No. 4
For safety reasons of the public, Probate Court 4 Staff are working from home remotley. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE COURT. NO ONE WILL ANSWER. If you need to get in touch with Court Staff, for Probate of Wills, Heirships,Administrations, Small Estates, or settings, you can do so by emailing: Ana Vaso, Staff Attorney/Probate Cordinator at email@example.com
Sherrie Fox, Guardianship and Mental Health Coordinator can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for Guardianships, Mental Health, any guardianship hearing requests, and any guardianship related matters including contested or temporary guardianships.
Associate Judge Clarinda Comstock can also be reached at email@example.com to request any contested/litigation matters or to schedule complex hearings. All other Court Staff, please click on the (Staff Link) on the left and email that individual.
DUE TO CURRENT EVENTS, ORIGINAL WILLS AND ORIGINAL BONDS 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. YOU CAN CALL THE PROBATE DEPARTMENT AT 713-274-8585 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THEIR ADDRESS.
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.
For special settings that might require more time, contact us at 832-927-1404 Not at this time.
NEW CHANGES TO DECEDENT'S ESTATES UNCONTESTED DOCKETS FOR HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE COURT 4
Mental Health Docket at H.C.P.C.:
Monday at 9:00 a.m.
Probate of Will Docket:
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 1:30 P.M. docket every Tuesday.
Submit Probate Hearing or Pass/Reset Request
As of MAY 13TH, 2020, Probate Court 4 will be holding heirship dockets, ON THE 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY of each month at 1:00 P.M.
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.