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Katy Probate

Katy Probate

The city of Katy is located at the tripoint of three different counties. Counties that serve Katy include Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Waller County.

It is of utmost importance to start the probate process in the correct jurisdiction. Probates filed in the incorrect court will very likely be thrown out even after going through all the steps, which is further complicated due to each court in Texas having its own set of probate proceedings and conditions.

However, our team of probate attorneys in Katy are committed to handling cases and guide clients, including the intricacies of the different county probate court systems.

Katy Probate Courts

The probate process takes place in the county that the decedent resided. Because of this, Katy probate cases can be held in three different counties.

Harris County

Probate cases in Harris County are held within the Harris County Probate Courts, which will be within one of four statutory probate courts:

The judges for all four probate courts have agreed to the Harris County Local Court Rules, but each judge has their own manner hearing cases and operating their court. What works in one court in Harris County may very well not work in another court in Harris County.

Fort Bend County

Probate cases within Fort Bend County can be held at:

Keep in mind that each judge has their own manner hearing cases and operating their court. What works in one court in Fort Bend County may very well not work in another court in Fort Bend County.

Waller County

Probate cases in Waller County are held at:

Katy Clerk

Since Katy is situated in three different counties, probate information and records are found with the county clerks of the respective county in which the probate process is occurring.

Harris County:

  • Teneshia Hudspeth, Harris County Clerk
  • 201 Caroline St., 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002
    • (713) 274-8600

Fort Bend County:

  • Laura Richard, Fort Bend County Clerk
  • 301 Jackson St., Suite 101, Richmond, TX 77469
    • (281) 341-8685

Waller County:

  • Debbie Hollan, Waller County Clerk
  • 836 Austin St #318, Hempstead, TX 77445
    • (979) 826-7711

Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise: With a focus on probate and assisting clients in Katy, we understand local peculiarities and leverage our established network to expedite the probate process.

Vast Experience: Our attorneys bring years of dedicated experience in navigating the various counties serving Katy, TX.

Client-Centered Approach: While the probate process may be hard, we recognize the emotional stress often associated with probate administration. Our objective is to alleviate this stress by providing you with top-notch legal support.

Contact us today to arrange a FREE consultation and make the probate process simpler for you.

Our Katy Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients, including helping with probate administrations. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters.

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