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.
Juvenile Courts decide on matters involving adolescents
who have not attained the age of majority. Some of the different case (cause) types handled
by the juvenile courts include criminal misconduct, juvenile delinquency and issues
Customer Service provides
assistance related to criminal, civil and family cases (causes). This section is responsible
for receiving and processing incoming customer requests including purchasing copies
and reports and filing documents in existing cases (causes).
Family Intake accepts pleadings, filings and documents
on family-related matters filed in the Harris County District Courts. This section
also produces the service documents as requested on family cases (causes) and accepts
out-of-county family transfers for filings in Harris County.
Civil/Family Post Trial
prepares the clerk’s record for Civil and Family appellate cases, processes abstracts
and executions, cost statements, expunctions, outgoing transfer of venue cases (causes),
and approves supersedeas bonds.
Harris County Child Support is
a registry responsible for receipting child support payments made through our office.
Our caseload is composed of all Harris County cases (causes) heard in the Family Courts that
establish paternity and order child support payments through the Texas Child Support
Disbursement Unit. We are here to assist the community by providing the necessary
support to address all general child support concerns.