Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

Family Law, Divorce, In Houston Texas

246th Divorce Court Houston Texas

Posted on : November 24, 2012 |

246th Divorce Court Houston Texas

The 246th Divorce Court Houston Texas is located at 201 Caroline 16th Floor as of June 2, 2014, Houston, Texas 77002.  Judge Jim York presides with his associate serving is Michael Hay.  Both Judges are conservative as comes with experience.  They are not easily excitable and treat everyone with courtesy and respect.  You can find the court website at  here.  You can also view the pleadings filed in your case at district clerk.

Procedures in the 246th Houston Divorce Court

246th Divorce Court Houston Texas, Uncontested divorces start at about 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.  Judge York starts them out and then may refer some to Judge Hay.  Judge York seldom takes time off.  He typically reviews every file that comes his way before he refers it to Judge Hay.  Docket calls starts at 9 a.m.  This court will grant a continuance by agreement.  Filing a continuance in this court if not agreed, will only be granted for cause.  On the 1st trial setting do not expect a reset and expect to try your case.  This judge does not require mediation before any hearing unless you motion the court to go to mediation.  Thus, if you have not attended mediation, do not think you will get a pass for trial or some other hearing in this court.  Judge York will give you a hearing in 3 days.  This is the fastest turnaround in Divorce Court Houston Texas. Normally, trials are on Monday and expect to go within a 2 week rotation.  This court does not preferential set cases unless you have extraordinary circumstances.  Yet this court does not need to preferential set cases because they are the fastest and least congested of all the Houston divorce court. Together Judge York and Judge Hay bring over 30 years of Judicial experiences to the bench.  While you may not agree with his ruling, there can be no doubt that 246th divorce court Houston Texas is the most efficient family law court in Harris County, Texas.  Judge York is set to retire at the end of 2014.  Associate Judge Charley Prine has won the republican primary in Harris County and the favorite for replacing Judge York in 2015.

About the Author

Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce and family law attorney who practices in Harris County Texas and the counties that surround Harris County. He has been in practice for over 14 years and has tried over 300 cases.  He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Houston Texas Divorce Courts.   Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks.  Please call with your family law or divorce questions.

Michael Busby Jr.

2909 Hillcroft Suite 350

Houston, Texas 77057

(713) 974-1151

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I am a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Association of Debtor's Attorneys and I am admitted to practice in the Federal Courts in the Southern District of Texas. I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Field Artillery Cannoner from 1989 to 1993. I spent another 4 years from 1993 to 1997 in the National Guard for the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and North Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1996. From 1996 to 1999 I worked as a funeral director and embalmer at Harry & Bryant Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. I graduated from South Texas College of Law in 2002. I have been faithfully married for 18 years and I am the the proud father of two daughters, Viktoria and Hannah Busby and father of Willam Maximus "Billy Max" Busby.