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247th Divorce Court Houston Texas

Posted on : November 14, 2012 |
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 247th Divorce Court Houston Texas

The 247th Divorce Court of Houston Texas is located on the 15th floor of 201 Caroline in the new civil courts building of Harris County Texas. You can check documents filed in your case and pending settings by going to the district clerks website at district clerk. The 247th Divorce Court in Houston, Texas website can be found here.  Judge Hellums has been on the bench since 1994 and her associate, Judge Walker since 2010.

 Practicing law before the 247th Divorce Court Houston, Texas.

The presiding judge is Judge Hellums. This is a family law district court of Harris County, Texas. The associate judge is Judge Walker. Mediation is never required in this court for a bench trial.  Jury trials you would be required to attend mediation.  A parenting class is always required before final trial in this court if you have children, even if you case is an adoption. Should you fail to take class then you will have no visitation with your child that can be enforced by court order until you take the class. Make sure you set all jury trials and adoption for a pre-trial conference. This court is a zero tolerance court. Any drug use will not be tolerated. Prescription drug use is considered when decisions are made out of this court. Be careful when you appear in this court and are taking medication for something other than an injury or related to your physical health. The docket is called at 930 am. Uncontested start about about 845 am. Continuances are rarely given in this court. DNA testing is required in all suits affecting the parent child relationship. This court is efficient. This court is considered hard right on all areas of practice and pro life. This judge is conservative and follows strict construction. Be prepared to trial your case in this court because you will likely do just that on the date you are called.  Judge Hellums is also trial coach at the Houston Family Law Advocacy Course.   Judge Hellums is scheduled to retire in December of 2014. Sometime in August of 2014 her husband had a serious accident.  She has not returned to the bench since the accident and visiting judges have been sitting in her place.

About the Author

Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce and bankruptcy attorney in Houston, Texas who appears in court at least 3 times a week. He has 14 years experience in the Houston, Texas family law and federal bankruptcy courts.I also appear frequently for divorce and other family law matters in this Houston, Texas divorce court. I have tried property cases and child custody cases in this court within the last year.

Busby P.C. 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.