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Fran Brochstein

Houston Mediation Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  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 2 years 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. Can I bring written testimony to court?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Elisse Vickers Woelfel
    3. Mark Allen Land
    4. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Even if it is notarized, it is inadmissable. The other side has the right to cross-examine a witness. They must appear in person. I once kept 25 "affidavits" out by merely saying "I object". Judge agreed. Opposing counsel was very upset. Each witness has to appear in court. You would ask them questions then the other side will ask them questions. The judge decides if they are truthful and determines the weight their testimony will be given. If you were served, you must file an...

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  3. How do i get a divorce with low income

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Hector Cavazos Jr
    2. Charles C. Guidry
    3. Fran Brochstein
    4. James Bart Lewis
    5. Jay Peña
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    There are free forms approved by the Supreme Court of Texas on www.texaslawhelp.org

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  4. I need answers on family law

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Lisa M. Vanauken
    3. Charles C. Guidry
    4. Maria Sara Lowry
    5. Thomas John Baker
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    Mom can revoke the poa at any time. But you have legal standing to ask for legal custody of this child. I suggest that you talk to a family law attorney in your county and file a lawsuit to be granted legal custody of this child. I would do this today. Look on this website and find a lawyer in your county. Good luck!

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

    Answered over 6 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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  6. My 16 yr old son suddenly decides he wants to live w/non custodial father, who had told the boy he didn't ever have to

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Maria Sara Lowry
    3. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    4. Mack J. Travers
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to hire an attorney immediately. Look on this website and hire one. There are plenty in Katy, Texas. A child over 12 can meet with the judge and discuss what they want. It is not binding on the judge. You need to send the other parent all medical bills along with the insurance company's explanation of benefits page. Send all of this certified mail with a confirming copy by first class mail (use post office form for proof of first class mailing). Then you can file contempt...

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  7. When does child support really end?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Manasseh Lapin
    3. Ian Michael Kuecker
    4. Thomas John Baker
    5. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It appears that she actually finishes in June. So pay for June. Hopefully your child support will end without needing an order from the Judge. Some employers won't terminate unless there is a judge's order. So I'd have "proof" that she actually graduated in case you need it.

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  8. Regarding Family Law when an order reads "received within 30 days" is that business days?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert Werner von Dohlen
    2. Fran Brochstein
    3. Thomas John Baker
    4. Carolyn F. Horton McDaniel
    5. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The other parent is grossly misinformed. The parent can argue that but since the expense was for the child then the judge will give him/her more than 30 days to pay -- but it does not mean that no reimbursements needs to occur. This expense was for the child -- he/she is expected to support the child and follow the court orders. I had one lady that saved up 10 years of medical expenses (over $10,000) for the kids and then submitted them to ex. Judge gave him a payment plan. Tell the...

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  9. If a husband dies in Texas, without a will does the wife get the house automatically ?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Maria Sara Lowry
    2. Fran Brochstein
    3. Kendall Shane Cockrell
    4. Orsen E. Paxton III
    5. Steven Drew Baker
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I absolutely agree with the other attorney. Probate without a will is a nightmare and expensive. And, if the children are from another marriage then they will inherit part of the house. Meet with an estate/probate attorney. Look on this website. There are many in the Houston area -- probably some in the Pasadena area so you don't have to drive far.

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  10. I am being sued for full custody of my seven month old by her father He is not on the birth certificate, does he stand a chance?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Travis L Turner
    3. Robert Werner von Dohlen
    4. Mark Allen Land
    5. Robert H. Tenorio
    5 lawyer answers

    There is a legal case pending against you. You need to ask first thing that the case be transferred because the child lives in another county. You desperately need an attorney immediately. If you do not appear at the court hearing he wins automatic custody. Hopefully I've scared you enough to immediately hire a family law attorney to help you.

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