Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

Family Law, Divorce, In Houston Texas

Houston Texas Divorce Court 311th Of Harris County

Posted on : November 12, 2012 |
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“Houston Texas Divorce Court 311th Of Harris County”

The Houston Texas Divorce Court 311th of Harris County, Texas hears family law matters generally from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The 311th   Judicial District of Harris County Texas is located on the 7th floor of the family law center at 1115 Congress Houston Texas.  This court hears divorce and other family law matters in Houston, Texas.  Judge Pratt is the presiding Judge with Judge Newey serving as her associate.

“Procedures in the 311th Divorce Court”

Procedure in the 311th Divorce Court start with agreed uncontested divorce and/or hearings which begin start at 8:30 a.m. Judge Newey typically comes out at about 8:45 a.m.  The docket starts at 9:30 a.m.  Trial docket start on Monday at 10 a.m. with a two week rotation to hear or try your case.  Mediation is not required before temporary orders but before all final trials.  Judge Newey rulings are very narrow if the case has been recently filed.  He does not typically punish someone until there has been gross misconduct but then when there is a track record he comes down hard.  He is known to strike pleadings for failure to timely answer discovery.    Judge Pratt is soft spoken and right of center.  She will go to great efforts to try a case once started and will get you back into the courtroom on a short fuse.  Her courtroom is efficient.  Cases are typically brought to trial within 8 months.  Judge Pratt seldom makes off topic comments.  She is considered polite and courteous.  Judge Pratt is quick to appoint an amicus attorney when children are involved.  She spends a great of time on the children issues.  As a attorney who frequently fights with the amicus, I would prefer a parenting coordinator.  My firm has tried over a dozen cases in this court.  The rulings are predictable and considered conservative. on line contract information for the court can be found at To review pleading filed in the Houston Texas Divorce Court 311th of Harris County, you must go the district clerk at 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.  Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce and bankruptcy attorney in Houston, Texas who appears in court at least 3 times a week. He has 10 years experience in the Houston, Texas family law and federal bankruptcy courts.

2909 Hillcroft Suite 350

Houston, Texas 77057

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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.