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IV-D Courts:

Family Law Center
1115 Congress
Houston, TX 77002
Map of Downtown

All Other Family Courts:

Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline
Houston, TX 77002
Map of Downtown

Juvenile Courts:

Juvenile Justice Center
1200 Congress
Houston, TX 77002
Map of Downtown

Mailing Address:

Harris County District Clerk
P.O. Box 4651
Houston, Texas 77210

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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 of minors.

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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.

Family Law Evening Court Docket

Evening Court is scheduled the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to hear uncontested matters. View docket listings online.


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