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Harris County Probate Court Case Information
Search Harris County Probate Court case information by case number, party name, attorney name, and filing date range.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Harris County Probate Court No. 1 Docket Schedule
View Harris County Probate Court No. 1 docket schedule by date.
Harris County Probate Court No. 1 Dockets and Setting Requests
View Harris County Probate Court No. 1 ancillary, heirship, guardianship, and probate of wills dockets. Click on a docket type to view the current schedule of cases. Docket settings for uncontested hearings can be requested online.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.
Self help, legal research, general information
Harris County Law Library
Information regarding the Harris County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Search the library catalog online or view legal research resources.
Houston Bar Association Legal Handbooks
View handbooks on Family Law, Consumer Law, and Elder Law offered by the Houston Bar Association in various languages.
Harris County Probate Courts Self-Representation Information
View information on representing yourself without an attorney ("pro se") in Harris County Probate Court matters.
Harris County Probate Court Rules
View the rules of Harris County Probate Courts.
Harris County Guardianship Information
View and download a handbook for guardians of the person and estate in Harris County Probate Courts.
Harris County Uncontested Probate Hearings
View information about Harris County uncontested probate hearings held by Probate Court No. 2 in Justice of the Peace courtrooms, with instructions for transferring your uncontested case from other Probate Courts to Probate Court No. 2.
Harris County Probate Court Notice Information
View information about notice requirements for probate of wills in Harris County Probate Court.
Harris County Probate Court Guidelines
View guidelines and key points for parties in Harris County Probate Courts.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View information on residential foreclosure prevention resources in Texas, including a directory of housing counseling agencies and a general guide to avoiding foreclosure.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Elder Law Information
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Harris County Free Legal Help
Information regarding the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Harris County in civil matters, including family law, housing, and other areas.
Harris County Legal Services Options
View information on various legal help options in Harris County, including paid options like Lawyer Referral, and free options like Legal Advice Clinics and LegalLine, which provides free legal advice over the telephone.
Houston Free Preparation of Wills for Senior Citizens
View information for Senior Citizens to have their Will prepared for free.
Free Legal Aid
Lone Star Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford an attorney in 72 counties in Texas and four counties in southwest Arkansas.
Houston Area Lawyer Referral
The Houston Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee, reduced fees, 24-hour on-call lawyers, and referrals to social service agencies are also available.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Forms and related information
Harris County Probate Court Forms
View and download a variety of forms for use in Harris County Probate Court.
Required Civil Case Information Sheet
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Harris County Probate Court No. 1 Forms
View and download various Harris County Probate Court No. 1 forms.
Online fine payments
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.