The city of Kingwood is located in the northeastern part of Harris County, with a small portion of it being located in Montgomery 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 Kingwood are committed to handling cases and guide clients, including the intricacies of the different county probate court systems.
Since the probate process will take place in the county that the decedent resided, Kingwood probate cases may be held within the Harris County Probate Courts or Montgomery County Court at Law 2.
Kingwood probates in Harris County 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.
Unlike neighboring Harris County, Montgomery County does not have any statutory probate courts. Uncontested probate dockets are every Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County Court at Law 2 as follows:
Contested probate matters are by appointment but typically on Thursday afternoons. The information for County Court at Law 2 can be found below.
The judges for all Montgomery County courts have agreed to the Montgomery County local court rules, but each judge has their own manner of hearing cases and operating their court. What works in one court in Texas may very well not work in another court in Montgomery County.
For filing information and probate records for Kingwood cases in Harris County, please contact the Harris County Clerk. The Harris County Clerk maintains probate records.
The Harris County Clerk makes unofficial versions of the probate records available to the public for free on its website. The information for the Harris County Clerk can be found below:
For cases in Montgomery County, you can check the status of all filings by visiting this webpage.
Then, if you have questions about filings that are not accessible through the search tool, the County Clerk can be reached in several ways. The County Clerk can be reached via phone at (936)539-7885.
Alternatively, the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office can be reached in person or via mail:
For probate forms in Montgomery County, the clerk’s office will typically refer users to the Montgomery County Law Library.
Local Expertise: With a focus on probate and assisting clients in Kingwood, we understand local peculiarities and leverage our established network to expedite the probate process.
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Our Kingwood 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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