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Grayson County District Courts

Grayson County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Grayson County District Courts.
Overview

Guide Overview

Civil District Courts hear all family and civil law issues including divorce cases, custody issues, child abuse and neglect (involving the Department of Family and Protective Services, or CPS) cases, cases involving title to land, and civil matters where the amount of money or damages involved is more than $500. 

This guide contains information on all the District Courts, Child Protection Courts, and the Grayson County Child Support (IV-D) Court.  

Texas Government Code 24.007, 24.116, 24.161, and 24.542

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Research Tips

Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. You should also read the following documents uploaded by the District Clerk: 

Common questions about Grayson County

The Grayson County District Courts are in the Grayson County Justice Center at 200 S. Crockett Street, Sherman, Texas 75090. 

Phone: (903) 813-4352 
Fax: (903) 870-0609 
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

You can use the Grayson County Judicial Records Search available on the Grayson County website. You can also contact or visit the District Clerk's Office for information on your case.

You can read How to E-File to learn about E-Filing.  

You can also read more about E-Filing on the District Clerk's webpage.

Click on “Court Calendar” on the Grayson County Judicial Records Search and search by Judicial Officer.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable James P. Fallon 

200 S. Crockett Street 
Suite 217A 
Sherman, Texas 75090 
 
Phone: (903) 813-4303 

Watch the 15th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 10, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes. Hearings may be virtual at a party's request if good cause is shown.

You can visit the 15th District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 15th District Court’s Rules for Remote Proceedings.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4356 or jamie.kreil@co.grayson.tx.us.  

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes. The Court will grant a request for a virtual hearing if good cause is shown. Good cause is determined by the court but may include if you are part of a vulnerable population or other matters keeping you from in person court come up. 

Read the Grayson County Courts Minimum Standard Health Protocols and the 15th District Court’s Rules for Remote Proceedings for more information.

All exhibits you want to present during the hearing must be emailed to all parties and the court at whitneyd@co.grayson.tx.us by 12 p.m. the day before the hearing. If your exhibits are more than 25 pages total, a copy must be provided to the court by hand or mail. 

Read the 15th District Court’s Rules for Remote Proceedings for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Deborah Whitney at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4303 or whitneyd@co.grayson.tx.us.

Honorable Larry Phillips 

200 S. Crockett Street 
Suite 218A 
Sherman, Texas 75090 
 
Phone: (903) 813-4305 

Watch the 59th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 10, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes. Hearings may be virtual at a party's request if good cause is shown.

You can visit the 59th District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4356 or jamie.kreil@co.grayson.tx.us.  

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes. The Court will grant a request for a virtual hearing if good cause is shown. Good cause is determined by the court but may include if you are part of a vulnerable population or other matters keeping you from in person court come up. 

Read the Grayson County Courts Minimum Standard Health Protocols for more information.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Christi Anderson at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4305 or andersonc@co.grayson.tx.us.

Honorable Brian K. Gary 

200 S. Crockett Street 
Suite 231A 
Sherman, Texas 75090 
 
Phone: (903) 813-4311 

Watch the 397th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 10, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes. Hearings may be virtual at a party's request if good cause is shown.

You can visit the 397th District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 397th District Court’s Rules for Non-Criminal Remote Proceedings and the 397th District Court Policies for information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4356 or jamie.kreil@co.grayson.tx.us.  

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

Proposed orders must be e-filed at least 24 hours before a hearing. 

Read the 397th District Court Policies for more information. 

To set a hearing, email the court coordinator to receive available dates. You should work with the other party to choose an agreed date. Then, you must e-file a notice of hearing including the date of the hearing. 

Temporary Orders hearings in family law cases are limited to 25 minutes per side, unless court permission for more time is given when the hearing is scheduled. Civil case hearings are limited to 30 minutes, unless there is prior court approval. 

A “full day” bench trial is two and a half hours per side. 

A “half-day” bench trial is about an hour and a half per side. 

All bench trials without a scheduling order on file are limited to one hour per side. 

Read the 397th District Court Policies for more information. Also read the 397th District Court’s Rules for Family Law Proceedings and Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct of the Parties

Yes. The Court will grant a request for a virtual hearing if good cause is shown. Good cause is determined by the court but may include if you are part of a vulnerable population or other matters keeping you from in person court come up.  

If the court grants your virtual hearing request, you must file a Notice of Hearing via Zoom with the Zoom hearing links with the court after you receive the Zoom link from the court coordinator. 

Read the Grayson County Courts Minimum Standard Health Protocols and 397th District Court’s Rules for Non-Criminal Remote Proceedings for more information.

All exhibits you want to present during the hearing must be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter at thomasp@co.grayson.tx.us by 12 p.m. the day before the hearing. If your exhibits are more than 25 pages total, a copy must be provided to the court by hand or mail. 

Read the 397th District Court’s Rules for Non-Criminal Remote Proceedings for more details.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Brandy Hinton at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4311 or Brandy.hinton@co.grayson.tx.us.

Honorable Cheryl Vaughan 

112 S. Dixon Street 
Gainesville, Texas 76240 
 
Phone: (940) 668-5502 

Watch the Eighth Region North CPC's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 10, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

The Eighth Region North CPC does not have a website you can visit. Call the court for any information on virtual court procedures.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4356 or jamie.kreil@co.grayson.tx.us.  

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

To set a hearing, contact the court coordinator to receive available dates. You should work with the other party to choose an agreed date.  

You can view the Eighth Region North CPC’s Grayson County Docket on the Texas Courts website.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Read the Grayson County Courts Minimum Standard Health Protocols for more information.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Amy Patterson at (940) 668-5502.

Honorable Shelly Dukes 

2100 Bloomdale Road 
Suite 1013B 
McKinney, Texas 75071 

Phone: (214) 491-4811 

Watch the IV-D Child Support Court No. 5's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 10, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

IV-D Child Support Court No. 5, Region One does not have a website you can visit. Call the court for any information on virtual court procedures.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (903) 813-4200, ext. 4356 or jamie.kreil@co.grayson.tx.us.  

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

To set a hearing, contact the court coordinator to receive available dates. You should work with the other party to choose an agreed date.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Casey Nortman at (214) 491-4811.

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