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Fran Brochstein

Houston Mediation Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. How do we force my alcoholic brother to leave my dad's house? He verbally abuses my mentally handicapped sister, father, me.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Kenneth Lee LaBore
    3. David B Pittman
    3 lawyer answers

    It appears that your father owns the home. Your father would have to evict him. You might want to call your local policing agency - police, constable, sheriff and talk to them. If he's possibly violent you might want to warn them about him. Also if your brother is abusing an elderly or disabled person, there is Adult Protective Services. If your brother is a danger to himself or others, then there is HMHR - Harris Co. Mental Health and Mental Retardation. You can try to get him...

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  2. What is the process for filing a complaint with the Texas bar association for attorney misconduct

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. William J. Dyer
    2 lawyer answers

    If you want to file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas, go to their website and look under "public". They have the forms and all the information you need on-line.

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  3. Is there a way to modify a mediation settlement before it goes before the judge for signature?

    Answered 28 days ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Maria Sara Lowry
    3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    4. Roger Anthony Moss
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorney that has answered this question - be sure you have an attorney helping you. You need to make sure the correct Mediated Settlement Agreement is in the court's file. If not, then you need to file it. It appears that you live in Harris County so you are required to e-file the document, Hopefully, you and your attorney have copies of this document that supports what you state in your question. Once the MSA is signed, it is binding on everyone that signed it....

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  4. I just got divorced a month ago. since then, my ex anger over child support has escalated.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    3. Maria Sara Lowry
    4. William Tyler Moore Jr
    5. Sherrie Haussner Travers
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorneys have answered. To go back to court in less than a year, an emergency modification is necessary. Calling CPS is not usually enough since many people get false CPS calls. Technically, CPS cannot tell you who made the call. They must investigate all allegations of child abuse. Keep a detailed file on everything that happens with CPS. You might want to keep an attorney on speed-dial since CPS can be very scary. What should you do? 1. Document...

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  5. My attorney represents my ex's attorney. Conflict of interest?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Adam Kielich
    2. Maria Sara Lowry
    3. Fran Brochstein
    4. Sherrie Haussner Travers
    4 lawyer answers

    Probably not. But if you are uncomfortable talk to your attorney about it or get a new attorney. Unfortunately, attorneys need to hire family law attorneys too to help with their legal matters. This is the best free website for people to find attorneys. Use it.

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  6. Should my husband keep paying child support for his 1st 3 children?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Adam Kielich
    3. Jeffrey S Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    If your case is in Harris County, you will always appear in front of the same judge. It is impossible to answer your question without sitting down with you in person and looking at the paperwork. Quite frankly, what you describe does not make any sense. For example, a Texas judge had not jurisdiction over federal income taxes. I recommend that your husband talk to his CPA about the tax deductions on the children. If your husband owes past-due child support to his ex or to the...

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  7. What is the process to obtain power of attorney over an elderly relative that can no longer make medical decisions?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Charles Adam Shultz
    3. Orsen E. Paxton III
    3 lawyer answers

    I assume that she has not executed a power of attorney form. I also assume that she is no longer mentally competent to execute one. If so, she cannot do one now. You can certainly consult with an attorney about your rights. However, being a grand-child, you would not be next of kin. Normally, next of kin would be her husband then her children. Grandchildren come after husband and children. So I assume that there are people that are ahead of you in the decision making line of...

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  8. Will the judge grant me the temporary custody order to the final decree

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. William Tyler Moore Jr
    3. Vicki Elaine Wiley
    4. Mark Anthony Cohan
    5. Andrew Davis Oostdyk
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You need to have a teacher testify about what you wrote about & I doubt the judge would allow him to keep the kid until Monday mornings. Teachers make great witnesses because they are impartial. HIRE AN ATTORNEY!

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  9. My friend wants to get emancipated. She'll be turning 17 this year. What do we do? She wants to stay at my place....

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Maria Sara Lowry
    3. Jimmie Lee J. Brown Jr.
    4. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    4 lawyer answers

    Apparently there is a court of continuing jurisdiction over her if her parents divorced. She would need to go to that judge and ask to have her "disabilities" removed. You can read the TX Family Code on the Removal of Disabilities (aka emancipation). She must be totally self-sufficient - a job that she can support herself. You and your parents cannot help her financially. Unfortunately, most teen-agers are not self sufficient. Her parents would both have to be notified about the...

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  10. Looking to relocate to different state but custody agreement states I have to reside in current county. What do I need to do?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Jennifer Lynn Barnett
    3. Mark Allen Land
    4. Rengin Jamal Bekhtyar
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to file a modification to remove the residency restriction. You need a tough, smart attorney to help. You need to be able to prove that ex only saw the kids "every few months" for the past couple of years to help get the residency restriction lifted. It appears that you live in Harris County so this website has plenty of great attorneys for you to choose from. Just look around - ignore the rating system - plenty of good attorneys have not "claimed" their listing. You might...

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