Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day
 
 

Probate Court

Probate Court

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Texas Estates Code Section 1054.201

 

 Effective September 1st, 2015

All attorneys filing Applications for Guardianship and Counter-Applications for Guardianship must attach to their initial pleadings a copy of their "Attorney Ad Litem Certificate" from the State Bar of Texas or the filing will be rejected. (See Court's Standing Order dated August 21, 2015.)


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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.