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310th Family Court
Judge Sonya L. Heath
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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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) 274-1310
Associate Judge: Hon. Charles Collins(713) 274-1310
Clerk: Nidia S. Alberto(713) 274-1310
Assistant Clerk: Brittany Garrett(713) 274-1310
Coordinator: Melinda Schmidt(713) 274-1310
Bailiff: Friedrich W. Harrison(713) 274-1310
Bailiff: Danny Davis(713) 274-1310
Court Reporter: Leticia Salas(713) 274-1310
Court InformationTop

Uncontested Docket:   Monday-Friday: Between 8:00 A.M. to 8:45 A.M.
Attorneys shall e-file all required documents with the Court two business days prior to coming to Court. This will allow time for the clerks to accept the documents. Your case will be heard as an uncontested matter only if you have filed all documents listed as Required Orders and Forms for Entry of Final Decree/Order.

Late Calls: 
NO LATE CALLS LEFT ON VOICEMAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Attorneys who are late on the Trial Docket are subject to having their cases dismissed for want of prosecution.  Late calls must be received by the Court by 9:15 a.m (starting February 1, 2019). Please indicate the reason for lateness and the estimated time of arrival to the court. Your case will be passed or dismissed if no late call has been made to the court. Do not leave a voicemail message! You may always email the court clerks (not the coordinator).

Mediation is required before temporary and final orders/decrees in all contested matters.

310th Court Policies and Procedures - updated 8/26/2019
Required Orders and Forms for Entry of Final Decree/Order
310th Pretrial Conference Checklist
310th Wheel Application
Pro se Litigant Handbook
Manual para Litigantes Pro se
Income Withholding for Support
Form CR-65 (Fingerprint cards)
310th Ad Litem Wheel List

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