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245th Family Court
Judge Tristan H. Longino
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 15th 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)

FAMILY COURTS INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
VERY IMPORTANT! In an attempt to simplify notices and give consistency to the public and the Family Bar this is the new policy (EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY) of the Harris County Family Trial Division. ALL of the family courts will now follow the announcement of HISD. If HISD cancels then there will be no docket calls in any of the Family courts (court will be open unless the building is closed by the county though). If HISD starts late then the courts will call docket if docket start time is AFTER the HISD start time and will not call docket if docket start time is BEFORE the HISD start time. Pref set trials should be handled directly with the court though. IF the building is closed then all the courts are closed. You may now rely on this rule unless a specify court puts out something independently.

Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-1245
Associate Judge: Hon. James Cooper(713) 274-1245
Lead Clerk: Vantres Davis-Flanagain(713) 274-1245
Assistant Clerk: Rachel Handy(713) 274-1245
Coordinator: Rosie Diaz(713) 274-1245
Bailiff: Joe Morin(713) 274-1245
Bailiff: Tarshia Banks(713) 274-1245
Court Reporter: Barbara Nagji(713) 274-1279
245th Family Court Information
Frequently Asked Questions
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245th Family District Court Policies and Procedures
Version 11, posted 8/23/2019

Late "call" e-mail address: 245late@justex.net.
Please include time estimate for late appearance (how late is the attorney running) and the other court(s) the attorney is in.

If an agreed order or other matter is filed that requires the signature of one of the judges of the court, please e-mail one of the clerks to make sure the item needing review is routed to the appropriate judge's box for signing.

You must use the below link to schedule a preferential setting. Review the court's policies prior to scheduling and, if you have any questions after reviewing those, make sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Click Here for Online Scheduling*
*FAILURE TO RELEASE PREFERENTIAL SETTINGS IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEARNING THAT HEARING IS NO LONGER NEEDED MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF ACCESS TO ONLINE SCHEDULING. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF THE COURT'S TIME AS FAILURE TO RELEASE THAT TIME DEPRIVES OTHERS OF HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD BY THE COURT DURING THAT TIME.

Documents and FormsTop
Standing Orders:
Standing Order Extending Temporary Restraining Order

Pretrial and Trial Forms:
Agreed Scheduling Order and Notice of Intent to Dismiss
Pretrial Conference Checklist

Waiver of De Novo Hearing:
Waiver of Appeal from Associate Judge's Ruling

Appointment Wheel:
245th Attorney Ad Litem Wheel Application
245th Ad Litem Wheel List

Resources:
Entry Checklist
Notice of Pro Se (unrepresented litigant) Appearance - for Divorce 
Notice of Pro Se (unrepresented litigant) Appearance - for SAPCR (parents unmarried)
Pro Se Litigants Resource Guide

Various Forms:
Sealed Records Request
Supreme court report ad litem fees
Voir Dire Seating Chart
TFC 105.006 Information Form 
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