Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day
 
 
Effective Monday, July 11, 2016, a Hearing Request Checklist form must completed, e-filed, and approved prior to obtaining a prove up hearing in all probate cases.
 
 

Probate Court

Probate Court


The probate court is a statutory probate court headed by an elected judge, the Honorable Bonnie Robison. The probate court is also served by Associate Judge David W. Jahn.

In general, the probate court probates the wills of deceased persons, declares the heirs of deceased persons who die without a will, establishes guardianships for incapacitated persons and minors, supervises court-ordered involuntary mental health commitments, and administers eminent domain cases initiated in Denton County.

The probate court also has jurisdiction to hear lawsuits related to an estate of a decedent or ward as well as actions by or against a personal representative of a decedent's or ward's estate. These ancillary cases cover a wide range of topics, from products liability to fiduciary litigation to medical malpractice to family law.

Honorable Bonnie Robison
Probate Court Judge

Denton County Courts Building
2nd Floor
1450 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX 76209-4524 
(940) 349-2140 (Court Administrator)
(972) 434-8841 (Court Administrator)
(940) 349-2141 (Fax)
(940) 349-2036   (Probate Clerk)
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

**********THE PROBATE COURT DOES NOT REQUEST PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OVER THE PHONE******PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR WARD AND DO NOT PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE*********

WARNING
Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit!
Doing so may result in serious consequences.