June 14, 2024 [Z2B]
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Family Courts

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.

Title IV-D Courts

IV-D Child Support Courts decide on matters and render judgments relating to cases filed by the Texas Attorney General that establish and enforce child support orders on behalf of the State of Texas. In some instances the cases are referred back to the family district courts.

Juvenile Courts

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 of neglect.

Customer Service

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.

Post Trial

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.

Child Support

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.