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Update on COVID-19 and the Waller County Family Court

In light of the current public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Waller County Court at Law has issued a COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Waller County Judiciary (view here) to ensure the safety of litigants, attorneys, and court staff.

Should you have any questions we can help with, do not hesitate to contact us at 832-781-0320.

Below you will find the most current updates for Waller County.

As of May 18, 2020:

Court Status

As of May 18, 2020, all judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. According to Waller County’s COVID-19 Operating Plan, judges will begin setting non-essential in-person proceedings no sooner than July 1, 2020.

The Courts are also granted the right under the COVID-19 Operating Plan to modify or increase the protections in place in each individual court to shield the public and legal community from COVID-19.

Preventative Measures

As of May 18, 2020, all persons not from the same household who are permitted to be in the court building are required to maintain adequate social distancing of at least six feet. No more than two individuals not from the same household will be permitted in an elevator. Additionally, the restrooms in the courthouse have been evaluated to determine the appropriate capacity to ensure social distancing, and you can find the restroom’s capacity posted on the door. Further, the gallery of the courtroom has been marked to identify appropriate social distancing of at least six feet between each space.

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If you have questions or concerns about a child custody, child support, or divorce matter in Waller County, our office remains open and will be accepting consultations. We are taking the recommended precautions, including disinfecting all common areas, tables, countertops after every meeting. In addition, hand sanitizer stations are located in each conference room and all common spaces.

If you are unable to come to the office, we can meet by telephone or videoconference (compatible with most smartphones, tablets, and computers). We can also conduct meetings, group conferences, and mediations 100% virtually.

This page is for informational purposes only. All updates are to the best of our knowledge. Updates are moving very quickly and the most recent update you see here could be out of date by the time you read it, or we update again. Please do not rely on our updates, but instead, rely on information provided directly by the court and your attorney. The information above is not intended to be legal advice nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship where none exists.

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