Family Law – Montgomery County and Harris County

“Family Law” Encompasses Many Areas of Law Which Govern the Family Relationship The term “Family law” is areas of law that govern the relationships between family members, including divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, visitation rights, domestic violence, spousal support, paternity, protective orders, and father’s rights.

Family Courts Located in the Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Spring, Willis, and Houston, Texas areas:
There are three family courts in Montgomery County and thirteen family courts in Harris County. Family law is a specialized area of practice and we recommend that you hire someone experienced in this field.

Call today to schedule a phone consultation with Diana Cavazos regarding your family law case in Harris and Montgomery County.


Montgomery County was founded in 1837 and is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its largest city is Conroe. There are several school districts in the county, including Conroe ISD, Magnolia ISD, Montgomery ISD, New Caney ISD, Richards ISD (partial), Splendora ISD, Tomball ISD (partial), and Willis ISD (partial).

The County includes communities such as The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Willis, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, Splendora, Woodbranch, Woodloch, Pinehurst, Imperial Oaks, Porter, New Caney, River Plantation, Tamina, Cut and Shoot, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Stagecoach, Dobbin, Decker Prairie and Grangerland.


Are There State Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in Texas?
Prior to filing a family law cause of action, Texas law requires that you have lived in the State of Texas for six months.

How Long Must I Be a Resident in Montgomery County Before I Can File for Divorce in a Court Here?
Texas requires that you live in the county where you file for at least ninety days, with a few exceptions.

If you have lived in Texas for more than 6 months, and have been a resident of Montgomery County in The Woodlands or Magnolia, you may file your case with the District Clerk Family Division in Montgomery County.

Where are Montgomery County Family Law Cases Managed & Heard?
The District Clerk Family Division files and maintains all cases concerning family law matters such as divorce, suits affecting the parent child relationship, termination, adoption and other family matters. The District Clerk issues all service and subpoenas, as requested. They also assist attorneys and the public with any questions regarding these matters. The Courthouse is located at 301 North Main, Conroe, Texas 77301. Its web site address is, and they may be reached at 936.539.7855.

How Many Family Law Courts are in Montgomery County?
There are three family law courts in Montgomery County: County Court at Law 3, Judge Patrice McDonald presiding; the 410th District Clerk, Judge K. Michael Mayes presiding; and the 418th District Clerk, Judge Tracy A. Gilbert presiding.

Besides filing a family law cause of action with the District Clerk, you can also look up your local justice of the peace, obtain a marriage license, file a small claims suit, obtain a birth or death certificate, among other things.

Call (281) 222-9113 to schedule an appointment with our law office.