Galveston County is one of the many great counties that make up the Houston area. According to the US Census Bureau, almost 15% of the population is over the age of 65. Compared to neighboring Harris County this is 40% more individuals, by percentage, over the age of 65.
This may sound unimportant, but there is a chance that this is the reason you found this web page in the first place. Unfortunately, with an older demographic comes more death, and with more death comes more probate cases.
While Texas probate laws are largely uniform throughout the state, since each probate process is carried out in their respective county, it is important that you understand the differences in the probate process for each county.
We at Houston Probate Law are here to help you with the most experienced Galveston Probate Attorneys.
Galveston County is one of several Texas counties that have at least one statutory probate court. These courts hear exclusively probate and guardianship cases and cases related to probates and guardianships.
The information for the Galveston County Probate court can be found below:
While the judge for this probate court has agreed to the Galveston County Local Court Rules, each judge has their own manner of operating their court and for hearing cases. What works for one statutory probate court in Harris county, might not work in a statutory probate court in Galveston county.
So you have to consult the local rules and then know the procedures for each court. This is why it often helps to hire a probate attorney who regularly handles cases in the Galveston County probate courts.
In Galveston county, you can check the status of probate records by visiting this webpage.
If you have any questions about filings that are not accessible through the search tool, the County Clerk can be reached via phone by calling (409) 766-2200.
To visit the County Clerk in person, you must go to:
Galveston County Clerk
600 59th Street, Suite 2001
Galveston, TX 77551-4180
Alternatively, you can reach the Galveston County Clerk’s Office via mail:
Galveston County Clerk
PO Box 17253
Galveston, Texas 77552-7253
General forms are available to the public in Galveston county. You can find these forms on the Galveston County website here.
With that said, there are some probate forms that can not be found on the Galveston County Clerk’s website. Referring to the County Clerk’s Office is the quickest way to find any forms not listed online. Additionally, you can find paper forms at County Clerk’s Office in person.
We are probate attorneys with several decades of experience and we frequently represent clients with sensitive probate matters in Galveston County. We know the Galveston County probate courts, the Galveston County Clerk’s office, and the Galveston County probate rules.
Do you need help with a probate matter in Galveston County or the surrounding communities?
Alternatively, you can always give us a call at 281-219-9090