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Harris county 257th district court

257th Judicial District Court of Harris County Texas

257th Judicial Court Of Harris County Texas

257th Judicial District Court of Harris County Texas is located at 201 Caroline, 16th Floor Houston, Texas 77002 as of June 2, 2014.  Judge Judy Warne is the presiding Judge and Judge Patterson is her associate. You can find information about your case from the district clerk at http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/Common/Default.aspx.  You can find contact information for the court on the court’s website at http://www.justex.net/Courts/FAMILY/FAMILYCourt.aspx?crt=54. This court hears divorces cases and other family law matters to include child protective services cases, contempt action, suit affecting the parenting child relationship, and adoptions in Houston, Texas. Judge Warne took over after Judge Motheral retired in 2004. Judge David Farr was the associate for Judge Motheral and worked for a time with Judge Warne.

Appearing before the Court

257th Judicial Court Of Harris County Texas Divorce Court  most noticeable changes in the court after the change in Judges was the move away from a pre-trial of the case to setting them straight for trial. Uncontested divorces are heard from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Docket call is at 9 a.m. with order entries on Fridays. Mediation is required before final trial and also before a temporary orders hearing regarding child custody. This court is considered conservative on social issues. The logistics of the court in the management of its docket are efficient. Cases are brought to trial in 8 months if a bench trial. Trials before a jury take longer. I have tried several cases in front of both judges. Judge Warne is considered a no nonsense judge. She is short but precise. She does not joke nor make out of topics comments during trial. Judge Patterson smiles more than Judge Warne but her rulings are along the same line as Judge Warne. Trials are scheduled on a rotating two weeks basis. Fridays are order entry days in the 257th Judicial District. Attendance at the parenting class is not enforced in the court before someone wants to finalize their divorce in Houston, Texas. Michael Busby Jr. recently tried a grandparent access case in this court. In representing the mother of the child, I successfully motioned the court for a directed verdict on the evidence as to the grandparents access to the grandchild. This case was dismissed and no final order allowing the grandmother access was granted. One may think that Grandparents should have access for which I would not disagree, but to ask the state to intervene in a family relationship is a high evidentiary standard in Texas. I also appear frequently for divorce and other family law matters in this Houston, Texas divorce court. Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce and bankruptcy attorney in Houston, Texas who appears in court at least 3 times a week. He has 12 years experience in the Houston, Texas family law and federal bankruptcy courts. Call me for your questions on the 257th Judicial Court Of Harris County Texas Divorce Court. 257th Judicial District Court of Harris County Texas is written by Michael Busby Jr.  Houston divorce attorney.

2909 Hillcroft Suite 350

Houston, Texas 77057

Vist me on the web at www.busby-lee.com


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