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246th Family Court
Judge Angela L. Graves-Harrington 
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 16th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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Harris County Family District Courts’ Policies and Procedures during COVID-19


Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-4505
Associate Judge: Hon. Yahaira Quezada
Clerk: Pat Montgomery(713) 274-4500
Assistant Clerk: Nathaly Maldonado(713) 274-4500
Coordinator: Astrid Rivas(713) 274-4500
Bailiff: Kenneth Williams(713) 274-4517
Bailiff: Miguel Garcia(713) 274-4500
Court Reporter: Delores Johnson(713) 274-4504
246th Family Court Information
Court Policies and ProceduresTop

Welcome to the 246th Family District Court of Harris County, Texas. As a team we are committed to provide competent assistance and kindness to our community. The mission of the 246th Family District Court is to interpret and apply the law consistently and impartially; where appropriate, use discretion wisely and compassion; and earn the respect and confidence of the public by treating individuals with fairness, equality and respect.

Bienvenidos al Tribunal 246 del Distrito Familiar del Condado de Harris, Texas. Como un equipo, estamos comprometidos a proveer asistencia competente y amable a nuestra comunidad. La mision del Tribunal 246 es interpretar y aplicar la ley de manera coherente e imparcial; cuando sea apropiado, usar la discrecion con prudencia y compasion para ganarse el respeto y la confianza del publico al tratar a cada individuo que comparece a dicho tribunal con impacialidad.

Court Policies and Procedures

The Court's policies and procedures will take full effect on February 1, 2019.

Late call "check in" please email: 246late@justex.net

To schedule a wedding please call the court for more information. 

Court Forms

CPS Docket April 2, 2020


In the interest of public safety, beginning Friday, March 13, 2020, all In-Person Uncontested Dockets are CANCELLED until further notice. Please utilize the submission docket for uncontested matters. Prove ups of agreements may be done by affidavit or unsworn declaration.

All Entry Dockets will be handled via submission, beginning March 20, 2020 until further notice.

The Dismissal Docket on March 27, 2020 @ 9:00 AM will be reset to a later date.

All non-essential hearings will be reset.

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW the attached order entitled “Family Courts Joint Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns" for an explanation of essential matters. Contact the Court directly with any questions
"Family Courts Joint Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns"

To monitor the status of a setting or hearing, please refer to the Harris County District Clerk's website, www.hcdistrictclerk.com.

 To avoid the possibility of impermissible EX PARTE communication, please include opposing counsel(s) and or/pro se parties in ALL communication with the Court.

Thank you, Be well!!

Judge Angela Graves-Harrington





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