Harris County Probate Court 5
Use this form to request a hearing. A staff member will review your request and confirm your hearing or contact you for more information as quickly as possible.
To schedule hearings for Guardianships, 1301 Trusts, the Ancillary Docket or Trial Docket, please contact the court at 832-927-1405.
NOTICE: Probate Court 5 is open to the public. All hearings and trials may be conducted either in person or via zoom. Attorneys should update their notice of hearings to clarify that parties may appear either in person or via zoom.
REQUIREMENT FOR ALL PROBATE OF WILL DOCKETS:
PRIOR TO Scheduling A HEARING -
- ALL unsigned, proposed hearing documents must have been e-filed for the Court’s review prior to setting a hearing. This includes, but is not limited to, documents such as: proposed proofs of death, proposed witness affidavits/testimony, proposed orders and proposed oaths;
- The original will (or physical copy of the purported will, in the case of a will not produced in Court - NPC) must be delivered to the Probate Clerk and on file;
- All required citations must be issued.
REQUIREMENTS FOR HEIRSHIP DOCKET:
PRIOR TO Scheduling YOUR HEARING -
- ALL unsigned, proposed hearing documents must have been e-filed for the Court’s review prior to setting a hearing. This includes, but is not limited to, documents such as: proposed proofs of death, proposed witness affidavits/testimony, and proposed orders;
All required citations must be issued and returned; An Attorney Ad Litem (AAL) must be appointed and the AAL's answer filed; The Affidavit of Service of Citation (TEC 202.057) filed; and Proposed Order/Judgment Declaring Heirship SIGNED by the Attorney of Record AND the Attorney Ad Litem.