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Fran Brochstein

About Fran Brochstein

About me

 Houstonia Magazine listed me as one of the top family law attorneys in the Houston area for the past 3 years.  I did not pay for this recognition & was pleasantly surprised to have been chosen to receive this honor.


For 2015, In H-Texas Magazine I was selected as one of the best attorney-mediators in Houston. Again, I did not pay for this recognition.


I encourage people to mediate their case instead of allowing a stranger (a judge) to determine what is best for their children.  YOU know what will work best for your family. Mediation offers you more options than the judge can order.


I handle mediations at the beginning of a divorce (known as early intervention mediation) and the mediation right before trial (final orders). Sometimes I actually work with the people 2 or 3 times during their case. 


I am able to mediate afternoons, night & week-ends to accommodate most people's busy schedules.  Convenient location & free parking.  Casual, safe & cozy atmosphere. 


My prices are set to make mediation affordable to everyone.  A 4-hour mediation is $300 per side  (or $600 for 4 hours) then $75 per party per hour ($150 total hourly)  if you decide to continue past the initial 4-hour session. 


When acting as a mediator, I am unable to act as an attorney.  Therefore, I urge parties to retain legal counsel.  I am also unable to prepare legal documents.  I can give you the names of some affordable attorneys - but you make the final decision as to the attorney you hire to draft the final paperwork or use the free forms on 


The Mediated Legal Agreement is written in plain, easy to understand English so an attorney will need to prepare the final paperwork in "legaleze" for a Judge to sign. 


I am also willing to prepare the required paperwork for uncontested family law (paternity, child support, child custody, modification, divorce, etc.) if everyone is in agreement and there are no outstanding issues to "fight" over. 


In 2015 and 2016, I am serving on the boards of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity-Bellaire Alumni Chapter, Association for Conflict Resolution-Houston Chapter and Texas Association of Mediators. 

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