January 1, 2014 changes

A few comments for attorneys

What follows is a selective list of comments about changes effective January 1, 2014 given:

  • the Texas Supreme Court’s Order Adopting Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 21c and Amending Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 21, 21a, 45, 57, and 502
  • mandatory electronic filing, and
  • the new Estates Code

For complete details, obviously check the actual rules and the statutes. Also see the annotated codes and sources such as Bill Pargaman’s 2013 Texas Estate and Trust Legislative Update (available at snpalaw.com/resources). In addition, virtually every document on the Travis County Probate Court’s website is being updated. Most will be done before January 1, 2014. The remainder will be done in January.

Probate Court


Travis County Courthouse

1000 Guadalupe
Room 217
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

(512) 854-9258
Fax: (512) 854-4418

Hours: M-F, 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00

Court staff

Directions to the Travis County Courthouse.