EFFECTIVE 6-1-18 (REQUIRED BY LAW) :
All current Guardians must register guardianship information with the Judicial Branch Certification Commission online at http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/register-a-guardianship/ or by mail (Mail-in form located under our Forms Link)
All proposed Guardians will be required to register, take guardianship training and undergo a criminal history background check at http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/register-a-guardianship/ before being appointed as guardian
Welcome to the Home of the Probate Court Investigations Office. This site was designed to assist residents of Brazoria County and other counties in gaining a better understanding of the Guardianship process.
In Brazoria County, Guardianship matters are heard in the following Courts:
- County Court at Law #1 and Probate Court – Honorable Judge Jerri Lee Mills
- County Court at Law #2 and Probate Court – Honorable Judge Marc W. Holder
- County Court at Law #3 and Probate Court – Honorable Judge Jeremy E. Warren
County Court at Law #4 and Probate Court – Honorable Judge Lori Rickert
The Probate Court Investigation office reports to the four County Court at Law and Probate Courts and is staffed by:
- BB Brannan: Guardianship Investigator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Groves: Secretary, email@example.com
The Guardianship Investigator investigates the circumstances alleged in an Application for Guardianship to determine whether a less restrictive alternative than guardianship is appropriate and submits a report to the Court. The Guardianship Investigator also audits all Annual Accounts, Annual Reports and other documents and submits recommendations to the Courts.
The Probate Court Investigation Department is the liaison between the Probate Courts and the guardians.
ALL REPORTS/ACCOUNTINGS MUST BE FILED AT THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE ONLY