Patricia B. Chew, Judge

500 E. San Antonio
Suite 803
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2161
Fax (915) 875-8527
Email us

  • El Paso County Statutory Probate Court
  • The County Probate Court is responsible for handling all probate matters of El Paso County, including probating of a decedent's will, administration of a decedent's estate, guardianships of adults and minors, and mental health proceedings. The court inherited 9,000 cases when it was created in 1991. Along with the probate matters, this court is also responsible for the Child Welfare Docket which includes child abuse an/or neglect cases brought by the Texas Department of Human Services involving approximately 300 children in foster care.
  • Goal:
  • To serve the State of Texas, the County of El Paso and the general public more efficiently in all judicial matters in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.
  • Objectives:
  • To reduce the court docket through the use of mediation and pre-trial intervention programs when possible and to increase the efficiency of this court through automation used for preparing and tracking cases on the docket.