Guardianship Court Information

Effective June 1, 2018, each guardianship in Texas must be registered through the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC). To register your guardianship online, please go to the Register a Guardianship page and follow the instructions provided, and provide the requested information:

For questions regarding the JBCC website, or for help with the registration process, please email Judicial Branch Certification Commission.

Pro Se Policy

Under Texas law, individuals applying for letters testamentary, letters of administration, determination of heirship, and guardianship of the person and/or estate must be represented by a licensed attorney. The rule follows from the requirement that only a licensed attorney may represent the interests of third-party individuals or entities. Attorneys appearing guardianship matters must be guardianship certified through the State Bar of Texas, pursuant to Estates Code §1054.201.

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