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311th Family Court
Judge Alicia K. Franklin
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 8th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Helpful Links
State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Houston Public Library
ABA Family Law Section Full Text of Texas Family Code (& Texas Constitution & all codes)
Tex. Academy of Family Law Specialists Title IV-D Courts
Court Staff
Court Phone: 713-274-4580
Associate Judge: Hon. Meca Walker713-274-4580
Clerk: Stephanie Garcia713-274-4580
Assistant Clerk: Rochele Howard713-274-4580
Coordinator: Victor Almendarez713-274-4583
Child Support Clerk: OPEN
Bailiff: Deputy Eddie Harrold713-274-4580
Bailiff: Deputy Charles Smart713-274-4580
Court Reporter: Stephanie Wells713-274-4584
Court Information/PoliciesTop
Adoption Checklist must be completed and turned into the Court Coordinator prior setting the case for disposition. The Court must review the checklist and all documentation prior to final disposition. (Adoption Checklist Form Provided Above)

Service By Publication:
The Court will follow TRCP 109. An affidavit must be attached to the motion. When the whereabouts of a party is unknown, the party must use due diligence to determine the whereabouts of the missing party.

Motion for Substituted Service:
Motions for Substitution of service is that "service attempted" requires at least 3 attempts of service by any person authorized by TX Rule of Civil Procedure 103.

Parenting Course:
Court will follow Local Rules Family Trial Division Rule 12.1

Financial Information and Interventions:
Local Rules are enforced pertaining to filling and exchanging of financial information statements and intervention.

Uncontested Docket - Monday-Friday - Sign up from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Trial Docket - Mondays @ 9:00 a.m.
CPS Docket - Wednesdays @ 8:00 a.m.
Star Family Intervention (Drug) Court - Thursdays @ 12:15 p.m.

Harris County Administrative Offices of the District Courts 2006
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