E-Filing Notice – New Case Types***

E-Filing Notice

From the Tarrant County Clerk’s Office

The Clerk’s office has implemented 2 new case types for e-filers in Probate.

Effective Immediately:

When filing a new probate case, under the Select Case Type drop down menu, you will see the following:

Dependent Administration ($241)

Independent Administration ($241)

Letters Testamentary ($241)

Muniment of Title ($241)

Other Estate Proceedings ($217)

Small Estate Proceedings ($253)

It is important to choose the correct proceeding so that you are charged the proper fee. This also assists the Clerk’s Office in batching the cases as well as issuing the proper poster citation.

Muniment of Title and Letters Testamentary are two new case types in the system.

Below please see examples of when to choose what case type:

  • Muniment of Title:  Only for Probates filed as a Muniment of Title;
  • Letters Testamentary:  Only for cases where there is An Application for Letters Testamentary, there is a Will and the person requesting to serve as Executor is named in the Will and is designated to serve as Independent Executor;
  • Dependent Administration:  Any time you are seeking a Court supervised administration whether or not there is a Will;
  • Independent Administration:  Any time you are seeking an Independent Administration other than that specified under Letters Testamentary above;
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Nuts & Bolts Seminar Course Materials

Nuts & Bolts Seminar

Extra flash drives with course materials from Nuts and Bolts Seminar are available for purchase at our November luncheon.
The cost for these are:
$30.00 if you attended seminar
$60.00 if you did not attend the seminar
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September 1, 2015 NEW Appointee Policy

The policies and procedures Governing Appointment Lists for Attorneys Ad Litem, Guardians Ad Litem, Attorneys serving as Guardian, Private Professional Guardians, and Mediators is changing September 1, 2015

Tarrant County Probate Court No. One

You must complete the registration form below, and return it to the following:

Court One Appointee Policy Registration Form

Mark W. Sullivan, Probate Court One, mwsullivan@tarrantcounty.com

Tarrant County Probate Court No. Two


Tarrant County Probate Court No. Two

Ad Litem Appointments


Probate Court No. 2 does NOT require, but will accept the Appointee Policy Registration Form that was sent out to you by email on August 31, 2015.   Tarrant County Probate Court No. 2 issued a notice that was previously sent regarding its policies regarding ad litem appointments.  

If you have already complied with the previously issued notice below, there is no need to send the Court One registration to Court Two.

Please review the Notice for Appointments beginning September 1, 2015

Probate Court 2 Notice on Appointments

Contact Steve Fields at SDFields@TarrantCounty.com with questions.

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Notice of Tarrant County Clerk Probate Fee Increase

Probate Notice of New Fees Effective September 1 2015

NEW FEES EFFECTIVE September 1, 2015 (Click link above)

The fees will increase by $10.00

Pursuant to SB1139 the Statewide Electronic Filing System Fee will increase from $20 to $30 for all Probate and Civil case filing fees including the following:






Jury Fee will increase to $40.00

Probate Claims will increase to $10.00

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Tarrant County Probate Bar Presents Nuts and Bolts Seminar

TCPBA Nuts and Bolts Seminar

September 18, 2015

Texas A&M School of Law

Click link below to view the registration brochure.

Nuts and Bolts Registration Brochure

Click link below for online registration and payment



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Tarrant County Probate Court No 2 Notice

Please find the recent Notice from Tarrant County Probate Court No. 2 that becomes effective September 1, 2015 regarding appointment of ad litems.

Probate Court 2 Notice on Appointments

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Legislative Changes for Estate and Guardianships 2015

Judge King has compiled legislative changes from the last session on Estates and Guardianships that will go into effect September 1, 2015.  Please click below to read through these changes so you are prepared when they become effective.

Decedent’s Estate Changes 2015

Guardianship Changes 2015

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