Family Courts decide on matters and render judgments relating to families and children.
Some of the different case (cause) types heard in family courts include divorce,
child custody, child support, visitation rights, protective orders and the emancipation
For specific court information, please visit the Harris County District Courts.
A listing of family courts personnel can be found here.
Family Court's address is 201 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002.
280th District Court Moved To Juvenile Courthouse
Members of the Houston Area Bar: please be advised that the transition of the 280th District Court from the 15th floor of the Civil Courthouse at
201 Caroline to the 1st floor of the Juvenile Courthouse at 1200 Congress is now complete and that Judge Bradshaw-Hull is now conducting business
in that new location. The former space located on the 15th floor at 201 Caroline will now be refitted to prepare for the 507th Judicial District
Court to begin operations there beginning on January 1, 2016. It is my Expectation that the 507th will begin operations at the beginning of 2016
after either appointment of the presiding judge by the Governer's Office before the end of the year or possibly with a visiting judge to bridge any
gap between the beginning of the year and said appointment. More to follow on that issue. Additionally, please be advised that all of the family
district courts now have their Ad Litem Wheel Lists posted on their respective websites at www.justex.net
for your review. The county has established new software to allow each of the judges to effectively make appointments from these Ad Litem Wheels
commensurate with the new statutory requirements and that has already begun based upon the posted lists. With the exception of the 308th, 246th,
311th and 309th (for these courts please contact the court directly) Judicial District Courts your point of contact for application to the Ad Litem
Wheel is Ms. Melissa Love at Melissa_Love@justex.net.