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 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.