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Fran Brochstein

Houston Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Can my husband abandon me without divorce papers?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Howard M Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    You do not need to leave. You cannot be evicted until a judge evicts you. So the landlord would need to evict you by the proper eviction process in the State of Texas. If he leaves, you could file for divorce and ask for temporary orders. In the temporary orders you could ask for temporary spousal support in order to get some time to get your life re-started. I would sugest that you start looking for a job now. The judge is not going to force your husband to support you for a long...

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  2. As far as child support and visitation rights, does my child's father have the right to take him to his city 4hrs away from me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Mark Anthony Cohan
    2 lawyer answers

    I am going to suggest that you sit down with an attorney in person and discuss your questions. You do not mention the age of your child. If the child is a newborn then usually the visits will be short and frequent - usually not over-night until the child is 3 years old - unless you agree to it voluntarily. If you are breast-feeding, then visits will be based around the baby's feeding schedule. As you can see, a lot will be based on the child's age and needs. If the child is over the...

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  3. In Harris county will it be a problem to file original uncontested divorce AND signed notorized waiver of service at same time

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Brian Randolph Moore
    2 lawyer answers

    The waiver of service must be dated AFTER the petition for divorce was filed with the court. Why? Because you cannot give up your rights until a lawsuit has been filed at the courthouse. You cannot give up your rights BEFORE a lawsuit has been filed. If the waiver of service is dated before the petition is "stamped" by the clerk at the courthouse it is not valid and will not be accepted by the judge. In summary, it is not worth the paper it is written on. So...have the other...

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  4. Should i let the father see him?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Jean Sterling Chillico
    3. Charles C. Guidry
    4. Stuart A. Lautin
    4 lawyer answers

    You desperately need an attorney. This website lists many excellent family law attorneys. No court orders -- so what will you do if he does not return the child and decides to ask for custody and for YOU to pay him child support -- it happens all the time In Harris County. Hire an attorney immediately! We are not allowed to make suggestions of people to hire or we get removed from this site. Good luck!

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  5. What action can I take if my ex-husbands GF bad mouths me, rolls her eyes and makes sarcastic comments about me in front of son?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Daragh John Carter
    3. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    4. Maria Sara Lowry
    4 lawyer answers

    Sign up for counseling for you, the kid & your ex. Allow ex to bring gf too. It will help your son learn to deal with difficult and confusing situations. If counselor feels that gf is bad, that would be a long way with a judge modifying the current court order. You cannot control her. It sounds like their relationship is on the rocks. Take the high road...sweetly smile and say nothing. Reassure your son that this is "adult business" and just say over and over "mommy and daddy...

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  6. Would a lawyer advise mother not to attend mediation?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    3. Mark Allen Land
    4. Maria Sara Lowry
    5. Allison Travers Hamilton
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other 2 lawyers that have already answered. Quit wasting your time with the TX A G office and hire a private attorney. A private attorney can get this case moving quickly. You live in Houston - there are plenty of attorneys in the Houston area that can help you. Just look on this free website and find an attorney that you like and can afford.

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  7. How can I limit my 16 yr. olds exposure to his middle aged father's daily heavy consumption in his home? The occurrence has been

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    2. Sherrie Haussner Travers
    3. Fran Brochstein
    4. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    It appears that you live in the Harris County area. There are many fine family law attorneys on this website. Look around and hire one. The burden is on YOU as to why a judge should change the current visitation arrangement. I would urge you to try to get proof of what is going on at the father's home. Neighbors can be excellent witnesses. A mental health specialist can also testify at court regarding how the current arrangement is not in the best interests of the child. I...

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  8. What is the penalty if a parent does not comply with a mediation agreement regarding visitation?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    1 lawyer answer

    It appears that you are in Harris County and you have an attorney representing you. The good news is that the Harris County family law judges are used to dealing with "difficult" people that don't follow court orders. Unfortunately, bi-polar people are common in family law cases. They often don't take their medication and are "difficult". Your attorney will have to work with you to hold this woman in contempt of court for not following the mediation agreement. Hopefully it has been...

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  9. My husband was married in 1989 in nv ,after 3 months he file and sign a annulment paper.where can we find it?

    Answered 27 days ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Manasseh Lapin
    3. Thomas John Baker
    4. Tony Anthony
    4 lawyer answers

    The annulment was in Kansas so start there to see if a judge signed the annulment papers. Other than that, I'm unclear about what you are wanting to do. So you might re-state your question again.

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  10. Can I give up my rights if the mother is asking for them?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. William Tyler Moore Jr
    3. Daniel Jason Corno
    4. Tony Anthony
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to talk to an experienced family law attorney in Laredo. Terminating your parental rights is extremely hard to do - especially since you have been paying child support. You need to modify the current visitation arrangement or file contempt on her. With her being a police officer, it might make it harder but if he "misbehaves" he will be fired from his job and I doubt he wants that to occur. It will probably be a slow and painful process but the child deserves to know both of...

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