2nd Amended Denton County District Courts Temporary Guidelines Regarding Health and Safety Concerns

Posted by Helene Parker | Mar 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Denton County is busy today!

The District Courts of Denton County have issued a Second Amended Temporary Guidelines to the public.  All non-essential court matters are rescheduled.  The Order does not provide a definition of "non-essential court matters", but if your case does not fall into the category of urgent or an emergency, it will be rescheduled. 

For private family law cases, such as custody or divorce, if there are issues of family violence that require a protective order or an emergency restraining order, then the court will hear those issues. 

For CPS cases, the court will conduct adversarial hearings (i.e. removal hearings), but all other motions will been rescheduled. 

For divorce cases where there are agreed final orders, the court will take the agreed orders via electronic submission only.  If you are finalizing your agreed divorce, you must submit an affidavit with the divorce decree.

These orders are in effect through May 1, 2020 and may be extended.

Please call the court to get your next court date.  Expect that your next court date will take place in June or July.  The courts are jammed up with hearings the next few months.

Denton County District Courts have issued Additional Guidelines

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Helene Parker

Ms. Parker has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1997.  She is Board Certified in Family Law. Ms. Parker received her B.A. from California State University, Fullerton in History and Art.  Cal State Fullerton was not Ms. Parkers first university; she spent her freshman year at American Uni...


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