Generally, civil cases of whatever nature are assigned by even or odd cause numbers: the even case numbers going to Judge Peeler and the odd case numbers going to Judge Moore.
Judge Peeler’s County Court at Law's domestic relations cases are identified by the presence of a zero as the last number in the Cause Number; for example: No. FM 71250.
Judge Moore’s County Court at Law's No. 2 domestic relations cases are identified by the presence of the number 5 as the last number in the Cause Number; for example: No. FM 71255.
Accordingly, zeros go to Judge Peeler and fives go to Judge Moore and all the other domestic relations case numbers are assigned to Judge Dean Rucker of the 318th District Court.
On the occasional request of Judge Dean Rucker, both Judge Peeler and Judge Moore hear his Temporary Orders cases from his regular Wednesday Temporary Order Docket.
The Midland District Clerk, Mr. Ross Bush, serves as the Clerk for domestic relations matters and civil suits. His office is located on the third floor of the Courthouse, phone number: (432) 688-4500. The Midland County Clerk, Mrs. Cheryl Becker, serves as the Clerk of Court for all juvenile, adult misdemeanors, probate, guardianship, J.P. Appeals and alleged incapacity commitments. Her office is located on the fourth floor of the Courthouse, phone number: (432) 688-4400.
Judges Moore and Peeler cooperate closely in matters of docketing, hearings and trials. Your case, of whatever nature, is likely to be tried by either judge, despite its assigned number.