McClimon Family Law is CLOSED. Contact Caroline McClimon at 512-477-5796
In April 2019, Ms. McClimon was appointed and sworn in as Associate Judge for the City of Bastrop.
In Bastrop County, your divorce or custody case will begin when the original petition is filed with the Bastrop County District Clerk. Unless there is family violence, a divorce cannot be finalized for at least 60 days , if not longer.
At times, cases may take longer due to the fact that Bastrop County courts are overloaded due to population growth in the last 5 years. In 2017, Judge Christopher D. Duggan and Caroline McClimon, acting as President of the Bastrop County Bar Association, petitioned for the addition of an associate judge to meet the demand.
As of this writing, there are two divorce courts in Bastrop County, all located at 804 Pecan Street in Bastrop, TX: the 423rd District Court and County Court at Law. If there is a recusal by the Judge of the 423rd District Court or County Court at Law because they personally know the parties (or other similar-like reason), then the case may be heard by the 335th or 21st Judicial District Courts (which also serve Lee County, Washington County, and Burleson County).
Divorce cases are divided up equally between these two courts, and the clerk's electronic system is responsible for assigning cases. Therefore, you will not know what court your case will be assigned to until the District Clerk's office accepts your original petition.
In a divorce case, you will likely meet the judge at least once. However, if the case is uncontested there may not been any need to attend a hearing if all parties have signed and approved the terms.
When you file a divorce case or Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship in Bastrop County, a temporary standing order automatically attaches to the case and governs the acts of the parties. A copy of this Standing Order is available on our Client Resources page.