The Harris County Domestic Relations Office is continuing to provide all statutory services. In keeping with efforts to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person services have been suspended. The Office is providing services through virtual platforms and telephonic conference.
Mediations and parent conferences are being provided through zoom.com. Should you have a scheduled mediation, you will receive notification the day before on how to log into zoom.com to conduct same. Mediated Settlement Agreements are signed in real time using DocHub, via facsimile or e-mail.
Adoption evaluations and custody evaluations are continuing. Mental Health Evaluators are interviewing adult participants by phone, collecting collateral information and analyzing the data. Evaluators will conduct home visits in the future when permission is granted to go back into homes. Reports will not be filed until all statutory elements are completed.
Our Group Supervised Visitation has been cancelled for March 2020 and April 3, 2020. Noncustodial parents in our supervised visitation program may contact the office and we will attempt to arrange telephone conferences between a parent and child.
Child Support and Possession/Access establishment, enforcement, and modification services are being provided via telephone. Enforcement hearings have been extended 60 days.
Community supervision – All monthly reporting is occurring through our case management system Automon or through telephone reporting.
Clients may continue to apply for services online through our website https://dro.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/default.aspx or via telephone at the main number 713-274-7300. The website has a wealth of information to assist you.