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.
Court will follow Local Rules Family Trial Division Rule 12.1
Financial Information and Supporting Documentation:
Local Rules are enforced pertaining to filling and exchanging of financial information statements and supporting documentation.
Trials with Property Disputes:
Local Rules are enforced pertaining to the filing and exchanging of Inventories and Appraisements and Proposed Property Divisions.
All Proposed Property Divisions are required to be submitted pursuant to the Harris County Family Law Local Rules and must be submitted in Excel format on a thumb drive. This must be presented to the Court on or before the date they are set for final trial.
ATTORNEYS/PARTIES: (Motion to Extend TRO's)
Immediately upon filing your Motion to Extend TRO, you must contact the clerk and notify that the document has been filed. This will alert the clerk to prepare the order for the judge's signature.
Uncontested Docket: (Prove-Ups)
Attorneys shall e-file all required documents with the court by 3:00 p.m. the day prior to coming to court. This will allow time for them to prepare the documents.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, LATE CALLS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COURT BY 8:45 A.M. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL TO THE COURT. YOUR CASE WILL BE PASSED OR DISMISSED IF NO LATE CALL HAS BEEN MADE TO THE COURT AND NO ONE ANSWERS DOCKET CALL ON YOUR BEHALF.
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.