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Fran Brochstein

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  • For an Adult adoption which court in Texas can hear the case? And how do I petition to do so?

    Been a step parent for 16 years to a wonderful young lady, her biological parent wouldn't consent to an adoption which has prevented health benefits plus other various benefits. Spoke with a lawyer his final words before hanging up, "You don't nee...

    Fran’s Answer

    Ty www.texaslawhelp.org for texas forms.

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  • Discovery for Production

    What is Inventory and Assessment and what should it entail?

    Fran’s Answer

    Basically it's a list of all assets and debts. I think you mean "inventory and Appraisement".

    Where do you get a form on-line? I have no idea.

    If you have an attorney representing you, they can send you a sample. I often have my client just do a excel spreadsheet listing everything.

    Full disclosure is important.

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  • How do I get a divorce

    How do I get a divorce

    Fran’s Answer

    If you have a simple divorce, try www.texaslawhelp.org for FREE forms.
    But they won't work if you have assets or debts.

    Good luck!

    Use on of the excellent attorrneys that answers questions for free on this website -- shows that they care about people!

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  • Should I be worried about being tracked down or anything???

    So, after I picked up my 6 year old from school, she's usually passed out in the car 15 minutes later. I had to pick up an order from FedEx and her and her sister were, like I said, passed out. I tried to wake her to come in with me but I got the ...

    Fran’s Answer

    Yes, you should be very worried. You left your kids alone in a vehicle. You need to begin looking now for a CPS attorney. Look on this website and try to locate one you can afford.

    If CPS removes your kids it will be probably a year before you get them back and it will cost you thousands in legal fees. Plus, lots of time fulfilling CPS requirements for reunification. So was going to Fed EX really worth it? I think not.

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  • Can I make my teenage daughter to have an adoption?

    My 17 year old daughter is 7 months pregnant. She is very irresponsible, and I have tried convincing her to put the baby up for adoption, but she won't listen. We live in the Houston, Texas area. Can I force her to go through with adoption? We can...

    Fran’s Answer

    In Harris county in the past couple of years this same situation occurred. The judge did not make the teen have an abortion.

    If you cannot afford to raise another child then contact a non-profit for unwed mothers.

    Good luck!

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  • Which state handles changes in child support and is there a lawyer willing to help my case?

    I need professional legal consultation on how to increase child support payments. My divorce took place in New Jersey including child support arrangements. NJ is where my ex lives. The child custody portion took place in Houston, where my daugh...

    Fran’s Answer

    Take your legal paperwork to a family law attorney to review.

    Attorneys are not allowed to solicit business on this site. So you have to do research and call around until you find one you like.

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  • Is it possible to close a child support case if Medicaid is terminated?

    A child support case was filed because I applied for Medicaid, but I do not want a child support case to be open. I have called the Health and Human Services Commission to terminate my medicaid coverage and, if termination is approved, I will no l...

    Fran’s Answer

    If you received any sort of federal or state benefit for the child then the TX A G wants reimbursement for what the taxpayers have paid. Therefore, you cannot just terminate without usually reimbursing them in full.

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  • What happens during a "trial on the merits" in a child support case?

    I have been attempting to collect child support from my daughter's biological father since August, 2014. We had a court date scheduled back in October, 2015 and he did not show. I then had to sign a reset order. The reason listed for reset was: "t...

    Fran’s Answer

    It is your trial. If the TX A G is not involved then you will have to "present" your case. You will have to put on evidence so that the judge can make a decision.

    Good luck!

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  • Am I still married?

    I had a wedding ceremony on the beach in Cozumel Mexico back in 2000. We are both US citizens that just wanted a destination wedding. We had to provide blood tests from the US and other documents such as birth certificates, a marriage license etc...

    Fran’s Answer

    If you were a Texas resident then you might have a common law marriage.

    It is complicated.

    If ex has filed for divorce then you need to respond (a legal document called an Answer) so that the judge knows that you are interested in the lawsuit.

    There are many fine attorneys in the Montgomery County area. Look on this website and hire one.

    Good luck!

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  • Is there any charges that can be pressed on him? Or is he in any trouble of going to jail?

    My name is erica i live in texas and i am 16 years old going on 17 in about a month. My boyfriend is 20 going on 21 in july. We had sexual intercourse about 2-3 weeks ago and I recently found out i was pregnant.

    Fran’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorney. At 16 you cannot consent to sex so it I a crimiinal matter.

    You should have posted BEFORE not now.

    With your parents permission, you can get married.

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