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Tarrant County Family District Courts

Tarrant County

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

Guide Overview

Family District Courts hear all family law issues including divorce cases, annulments, enforcement or interpretation of agreements incident to divorce, protective orders, suits affecting the parent-child relationship, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, termination and adoption, child abuse and neglect (involving the Department of Family and Protective Services, or CPS), and all other cases arising under the Texas Family Code. 

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

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Common questions about Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Family Courts are in the Tarrant County Family Law Center at 200 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76196. For parking, look at the parking information provided on the county website. 

Phone: (817) 884-1616 
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Visit the Tarrant County District Clerk Court Document Lookup available on the District Clerk’s webpage. To view case file information online, you need to apply for a web-based access subscription. Once you are approved, you will have to make a $120 initiation fee and a $35 per month subscription fee. 

To see information or look up documents in your case for free, you can visit the District Clerk's office at the locations listed on the District Court Clerk Document Lookup page. 

If you want to get a copy of documents from your case, call (817) 884-1069

You can read How to E-File and the guide I want to electronically file (e-file) my documents to learn about E-Filing.  

You can also read more about E-Filing on the District Clerk's webpage including rules, standards, and answers to frequently asked questions. You can also call (817) 212-6954.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Jesus Nevarez, Jr. 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fifth Floor, Southwest Corner 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-3796 
Fax: (817) 884-3577 

Watch the 231st Family Court's court live stream on YouTube

The 231st Family District Court is supported by Associate Judge Kevin J. Schmid. 

This information is current as of March 2, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All jury trials, agreed settings, or upon party request are in person.

You can visit the 231st Family District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 231st District Court’s Rules for Remote Hearings or the 231st Associate Court’s Rules for Remote Hearings to prepare for your virtual hearing.

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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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. 

Also, read the 231st District Court’s Rules and Procedures for more details.

Uncontested cases are heard Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The court’s regular trial docket begins at 8:30 a.m. daily. The court’s afternoon docket begins at 1:30 p.m. 

Protective Orders hearings and Contempt hearings are set in person on Tuesdays in the Associate Court. Enforcement hearings are also set in person on Tuesdays. 

Contact the court coordinator for available dates and to schedule a hearing. Also, read the 231st District Court’s Rules and Procedures and the 231st District and Associate Court Amended Guidelines for Scheduling Hearings to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Contact the court coordinator for available dates and to schedule a hearing. Also, read the 231st District Court’s Rules and Procedures and the 231st District and Associate Court Amended Guidelines for Scheduling Hearings to learn how to request a hearing. The court will look at your case and the complexity of the hearing requested to determine if the hearing can be virtual.

For hearings in the District Court, all exhibits must be exchanged by 5 p.m. three business days before the date of the hearing. All exhibits must be marked and saved by participant’s title and numbered (like P1 or R1) and be attached to an Exhibit List. Witness List, Exhibit List, and pre-marked exhibits must be sent to the Court Reporter, Shelley Mayo, by 12 p.m. the business day before the hearing date. The court reporter’s email address is sbmayo@tarrantcounty.com.  

For hearings in the Associate Court, all exhibits must be exchanged prior to your hearing date. All exhibits must be marked and saved by participant’s title and numbered (like P1 or R1) and be attached to an Exhibit List. Send your Exhibit List and exhibits to the court by 5 p.m. the day before the hearing. Email your exhibits to 231ac@tarrantcounty.com.  

Read the 231st District Court’s Rules for Remote Hearings or the 231st Associate Court’s Rules for Remote Hearings for more details on submitting evidence before your hearing. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Yes. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. Read the 231st District Court’s Rules for Remote Hearings or the 231st Associate Court’s Rules for Remote Hearings for more information.

For questions in the District Court, contact the Court Coordinator Michael Kapelowitz at (817) 884-1580

For questions in the Associate Court, contact the court at (817) 884-2756.

Honorable Kenneth E. Newell 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fifth Floor, Northeast Corner 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-1794 

Watch the 233rd Family District Court's court live stream on YouTube

The 233rd Family District Court is supported by Associate Judge Kate Stone. 

Watch Associate Judge Stone’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the 233rd Family District Court's webpage 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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.

 All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling a hearing. Contact the court coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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.

For questions in the District Court, contact the Court Coordinator Leslie Young at (817) 884-2686 or lhyoung@tarrantcounty.com.  

For questions in the Associate Court, contact the court at (817) 884-2197.

Honorable James Munford 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fourth Floor, Southwest Corner 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-1597 

The 322nd Family District Court is supported by Associate Judge Jeffery N. Kaitcer. 

Watch Associate Judge Kaitcer’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the 322nd Family District Court's webpage 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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.

 All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling a hearing. Contact the court coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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.

For questions in the District Court, contact the Court Coordinator Lindsey Baker at (817) 884-1597 or lhyoung@tarrantcounty.com.  

For questions in the Associate Court, contact the court at (817) 884-1888.

Honorable Beth A. Poulos 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fourth Floor, Northwest Corner 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-1571 

The 324th Family District Court is supported by Associate Judge Lori DeAngeles-Griffith. 

This information is current as of March 2, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 324th Family District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 324th District Court’s Procedures and Court Rules for Remote Hearings/Trials.

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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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.

 All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling a hearing. Contact the court coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Also, read the 324th Family Court’s Courtroom Conduct for the Judges’ dockets and information on how to schedule a hearing.

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 324th District Court’s Procedures and Court Rules for Remote Hearings/Trials.

All exhibits must be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter Jennifer Hunter (jenhuntercourtreporter@gmail.com) by 12 p.m. on the last business day before the hearing. The subject of the email should include the full cause number and the Petitioner/Movant or Respondent’s Exhibits. 

Read the 324th District Court’s Procedures and Court Rules for Remote Hearings/Trials.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For questions in the District Court, contact the Court Coordinator Joy Pierce at (817) 884-1571

For questions in the Associate Court, contact the court at (817) 884-1991.

Honorable Cynthia Terry 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fifth Floor, Northwest Corner 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-1587 

The 325th Family District Court is supported by Associate Judge Kristina Denapolis. 

Watch Associate Judge Denapolis’ court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 325th Family District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also read the Tarrant County Family District Courts’ Guidelines for Remote Hearings.

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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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.

Also, read the 325th District Court’s Procedures and Filings for more details.

 All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling a hearing. Contact the court coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Also, read the 325th Family Courts’ Court Policies to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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.

All exhibits must be emailed or delivered to the court no later than 4 p.m. the day before the hearing to 325DC@tarrantcounty.com. Read more about how to submit evidence in the court’s Guidelines for Remote Hearings

The court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including additional information on 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.

For questions on cases in the District or Associate Court, contact the Court Coordinator Linda Grimaldi (817) 884-1587.

Honorable Patricia Baca Bennett 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fourth Floor, Northeast Corner 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-2899 

Watch the 360th Family District Court's court live stream on YouTube

The 360th Family District Court is supported by Associate Judge Matthew Riek. 

Watch Associate Judge Riek’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 360th Family District Court's webpage 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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.

Read the 360th Family Courts’ Guidelines Concerning Notice of Proceedings.

 All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling a hearing. Contact the court coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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.

For questions on cases in the District or Associate Court, contact the Court Coordinator Brittany Terry (817) 884-2899 or bpterry@tarrantcounty.com.

Honorable Casey Conine 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
First Floor 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-2621 
Fax: (817) 884-3594 

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the IV-D Court webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also visit the Tarrant County Domestic Relations Office website for answers and more 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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 coordinator for available dates and times. Read the IV-D Court Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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, contact the Court Coordinator Syamoria Williams at (817) 884-2621

You should also contact the Domestic Relations Office with any child support questions at (817) 884-1475 or ChildSupport@tarrantcounty.com. For legal support services, call (817) 884-1879 or email DRO-Legal@tarrantcounty.com.

Honorable Cherami Jenkins 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
First Floor 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 884-3298 
Fax: (817) 212-7243 

Watch the IV-D Child Support Court No. 2's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the IV-D Court webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also visit the Tarrant County Domestic Relations Office website for answers and more 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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 coordinator for available dates and times. Read the IV-D Court Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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, contact the Court Coordinator Lorraine Robinson at (817) 884-3298

You should also contact the Domestic Relations Office with any child support questions at (817) 884-1475 or ChildSupport@tarrantcounty.com. For legal support services, call (817) 884-1879 or email DRO-Legal@tarrantcounty.com.

Honorable Sean Cook 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
First Floor 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (817) 248-6070 
Fax: (817) 212-7243 

Watch the IV-D Child Support Court No. 3's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the IV-D Court webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also visit the Tarrant County Domestic Relations Office website for answers and more 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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 coordinator for available dates and times. Read the IV-D Court Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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, contact the Court Coordinator Veronica Shiflet at (817) 248-6070

You should also contact the Domestic Relations Office with any child support questions at (817) 884-1475 or ChildSupport@tarrantcounty.com. For legal support services, call (817) 884-1879 or email DRO-Legal@tarrantcounty.com.

Honorable Kim Brown 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fifth Floor 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (682) 291-9640 

Watch the 233rd Child Protection Court's live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the 233rd Child Protection Court No. 1's webpage 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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 coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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, contact the court Coordinator LeaAnn Moore at (682) 291-9640 or lmoore@tarrantcounty.com.

Honorable John T. Eck 

Family Law Center 
200 East Weatherford Street 
Fourth Floor 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 
 
Phone: (682) 291-9640 

Watch the 233rd Child Protection Court's live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 2, 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.

You can visit the Child Protection Court No. 2's webpage 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 (817) 884-1574 or dclerk@tarrantcounty.com

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 coordinator for available dates and times. Read Tarrant County Family Courts Local Rules 4.01(10) and Rule 4.03 to learn how to schedule a hearing.

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, contact the court Coordinator LeaAnn Moore at (682) 291-9640 or lmoore@tarrantcounty.com.

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