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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Harris County Probate Court No. 4 as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Harris County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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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. 4 Uncontested Dockets and Setting Requests
View Harris County Probate Court No. 4 uncontested probate of wills and dependent administrations, heirship and administrations, and guardianship 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 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Harris County Probate Court No. 4 Forms and Information
View and download various Harris County Probate Court No. 4 forms and informational handouts.
Harris County Probate Court Forms
View and download a variety of forms for use in Harris County Probate Court.
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.
Court Forms and Instructions
View and download various Texas court forms and instructions, including the Civil Case Information sheet required when filing a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or family law post-judgment petition. Additional forms and instructions include foreclosure, constitutionality of a state statute, order of nondisclosure, protective order, and divorce and other family matters.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Harris County Probate Court Rules
View the rules of Harris County Probate Courts.
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 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.
Houston Bar Association Legal Handbooks
View handbooks on Family Law, Consumer Law, and Elder Law offered by the Houston Bar Association in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Harris County Guardianship Information
View and download a handbook for guardians of the person and estate in Harris County Probate Courts.
Harris County Probate Court Notice Information
View information about notice requirements for probate of wills in Harris County Probate Court.
Harris County Mediation
The Harris County Dispute Resolution Center provides free mediation services, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
Harris County Probate Court Guidelines
View guidelines and key points for parties in Harris County Probate Courts.
Harris County Law Library
View information about the Harris County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research. Search the library catalog online or view legal research resources.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Ask a Law Librarian Program
The Texas State Law Library offers a free program for the public to ask reference librarians questions about legal research. Inquiries can be made in person, online, by telephone, or by mail.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer issues, 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.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Texas Legal Services Center offers information and resources on a variety of topics. Legal subjects include: Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder and Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Online Legal Research Resources
The Texas State Law Library provides links to the state Constitution and Statutes, Administrative Rules, and a list of answers to frequently asked legal questions.
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.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type is provided.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county is provided.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Harris County Free Legal Help
View information about the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Harris County in civil matters, including family law, guardianship, estate and probate, housing, consumer, and bankruptcy.
Harris County Legal Services
View information on various legal service resources in Harris County, including Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Legal Advice Clinics, a will preparation service for elders, a program for veterans, and LegalLine free legal advice in English and Spanish over the telephone. Links to domestic violence services and additional online resources are provided.
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.
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.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of disciplinary actions 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.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information provided by the Texas State Bar about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephonic lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information about resources available to veterans needing civil legal assistance, access to legal clinics, and disability rights information.