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How Long Does it Take?

Many clients are eager to have their case heard by a judge and often wonder, how quickly they can get into court. The answer to this question depends on a number of factors:

1)      What type of case is it;

2)      Which court are you in;

3)      What is that court’s docket like;

4)      What issue do you want resolved;

5)      What type of hearing is it (temporary, final, hearing on a motion, etc); and

6)      Has the other side obtained notice of a hearing.

The answers to these questions will determine the amount of time it takes you to get a hearing in your case. For all final hearings, 45 days notice to the other side is required. However, some courts may not have a court date available for a final hearing for over 180 days. Protective orders usually obtain special settings and are taken care of quickly. Nothing can be done if the other party is not served with notice of a hearing. In many cases it is impossible for the court to get a court date sooner than have been set by the judge’s court coordinator.

It is important to speak with your attorney to manage expectations as to when your court date will be and how long the process will take whether it is a family law, criminal law, or probate case.

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Houston Office

(Principal Office)
810 S. Highway 6
Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77079
Phone: 281-579-2800
Fax: 281-579-2801
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San Antonio Office

84 NE Loop 410
Suite 130
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: 210-829-0101
Fax: 210-829-8010
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Office Hours

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-F
at both locations


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