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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)

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 Cooper713-274-1245
Lead Clerk: Vantres Davis-Flanagain713-274-1245
Assistant Clerk: Gisselle Ramirez713-274-1245
Coordinator: Rosie Diaz713-274-1245
Bailiff: Troy Byers713-274-1245
Bailiff: Tarshia Banks713-274-1245
Court Reporter: Barbara Nagji713-274-1279
245th Family Court Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Court InformationTop

245th Family District Court Policies and Procedures
Version 6, posted 2/12/2019

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.

You can use the below link to schedule a preferential setting. Please make sure you have reviewed the Court's policies prior to scheduling a hearing to ensure you are not scheduling something that needs to be set on the preferential docket, or on a general docket by one of the clerks (like an initial hearing on temporary orders for listing on service paperwork or a temporary restraining order).

Click Here for Online Scheduling

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

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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