Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

Family Law, Divorce, In Houston Texas


Posted on : December 18, 2012 |


Fort Bend Texas Divorce Courts

This article does not address the Title IV courts in Fort Bend only the divorce courts. There are two divorces courts in Fort Bend County.  Both courts require mediation before a temporary orders hearing involving child custody.  The 387th typically calls docket at 9 a.m. and the cases are bifurcated between the judges based on even or odd numbers.  You have one presiding judge and one associate judge.  The 328th calls docket at 8:30 a.m. and the associate judge sits in during docket and is assigned cases by the presiding judge who then takes the cases over to his courtroom.  Both courts require you to sign up in the 1st floor with your filings on the day of a prove up of an uncontested divorce.  The 328th requires you to sign up before 8:15 a.m.  Do not be late.  Both courts require a parenting class before you can complete a divorce with children, but many times do not enforce this requirement.  Cases once filed in the Fort Bend County Divorce Courts are not brought to trial unless you motion the court.  The court will set cases for dismissal for failure to prosecute after about 2 years if you do not seek a trial setting. Contact information for the court is listed below.

Available on the web at:

328th Judicial District:  (281) 341-4406

Honorable Ronald R. Pope, Judge

Courtroom: 3C

Judge and Support Staff are:

Ronald R. Pope (Judge), Sue Anne Pitcock (Court Coordinator), Roger Thomson (Bailiff), Sylvia Thompson (Court Reporter), Rudy Parisi (Bailiff), and Walter Armatys (Associate Judge)

Address: 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle

Richmond, TX 77469

Mailing Address: 301 Jackson Street

Richmond, TX 77469


387th Judicial District:  (281) 238-3290

Honorable Robert J. Kern, Judge

Courtroom: 3H


Address: 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle
Richmond, TX 77469

Mailing Address: 301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469

Fort Bend Texas Divorce Courts also would be applicable to the following communities within the Fort Bend, Texas Area:

Arcola, Orchard, Beasley, Richmond, Fulshear, Rosenberg, Houston, Simonton, Katy, Stafford, Meadows Place, Sugarland, Missouri City, Weston Lakes, Needville, Thompsons, Fairchilds, Pleak, Cinco Ranch, Cumings, Fifth Street, Four Corners, Fresno, Greatwood, Mission Bend, New Territory, Pecan Grove, Sienna Plantation, Booth, Crabb, Clodine, Foster, Guy, Juliff, Long Point, Pittsville, Powell Point, Tavener


About the Author

Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce and family law attorney who practices in Fort Bend, Texas and the counties that surround Fort Bend County. He has been in practice for over 10 years and has tried over 100 cases.  He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Fort Bend 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 for contested divorce Houston Texas.

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 have three children and a wife. I have been married for over 20 years. I spent 4 years in the USMC 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. Prior to becoming an attorney in 2002, I was a licensed funeral director in Oklahoma and North Carolina. I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Field Artillery Cannoner from 1989 to 1993. I received my Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1996. I graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. I am a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Law fraternity and authored an international law legal article in a law journal published by South Texas College of Law. I have been faithfully married for 18 years and is the proud father of two daughters, Viktoria and Hannah Busby and father of Willam Maximus "Billy Max" Busby.