When you begin the probate process the first step is to submit an application for probate. This application must be filed with the proper Texas probate court in the county where the decedent resided. In the city of Pasadena this is generally Harris 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. This is further complicated by each court in Texas having its own set of probate proceedings and conditions. Before filing, it’s best to consult with an attorney about the county or counties where you feel your probate should be handled.
Since the probate process will take place in the county that the decedent resided, Pasadena probate cases will be held within the Harris County Probate Courts.
Pasadena probates 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.
For filing information in Pasadena contact the Harris County Clerk. The Harris County Clerk maintains the probate records. If you are searching for probate records in Pasadena, you can find them at the Harris County Clerk’s office.
The Harris County Clerk is 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.
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