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 www.texaslawhelp.org
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 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.
Hourly ($275-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes)
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If you are looking for a mediator with creative ideas and a unique approach to resolve your legal matter, then Ms. Brochstein if the right mediator for your case. She helped my client maneuver a tough, emotional divorce and we settled a highly contested matter.
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I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Brochstein is a great contributor to Avvo. From her answers not only do you understand that she knows her business but you know she is passionate about her work and is a caring attorney. I think the Avvo users, as well as, her clients in Texas are lucky to have the benefit of her expertise.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1991||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|One of Houston's best attorney mediators||H Texas Magazine||2015|
|Named as one of the leading mediators in Houston||Houstonia Magzine||2015|
|One of the top family law attorneys in Houston||Houstonia Magazine||2014|
|One of the top family law attorneys in Houston||Houstonia Magazine||2013|
|Admitted to the U. S. Supreme Court||U. S. Supreme Court||2009|
|An Equal Access Champion 06-10||Houston Bar Association||2006|
|Volunteer Recognition||Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program||2001|
|AIDS Advocate Award||Houston Bar Association for Human Rights||1993|
|Mediator & Attorney||Law & Mediation Office of Fran Brochstein||2004 - Present|
|Mediation Instructor||National American University||2015 - 2015|
|Intership||247th Family Court of Harris County||1990 - 1991|
|Staff Attorney & Project Coordinator||Houson Volunteer Lawyers Program||1990 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Professional Family Mediators||Member||2016 - Present|
|Association of Family Conciliation Courts||member||2015 - Present|
|Texas Association of Mediators||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Association of Attorney-Mediators||Member||2014 - Present|
|Texas Mediator Roundtable Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Association for Conflict Resolution||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Association of Mediators||Member||2007 - Present|
|Houston Chapter - Association for Conflict Resolution||2016 President||2006 - Present|
|Texas Mediator Credentialing Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Harris County Dispute Resolution Center||Volunteer Mediator||2005 - Present|
|Houston Bar Foundation||Fellow||1995 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1991 - Present|
|Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity||Alumni||1991 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2013|
|Texas Family Law Foundation||Member||2012 - 2013|
|Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity||Board Member||2007 - 2013|
|International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers||Board Member||2005 - 2011|
|Houston Holistic Chamber of Commerce||Member||2003 - 2005|
|Mediation - 9/30/08||Partial settlement - 3 issues to go before Judge|
|Family Mediation||Modification - Resolved all issues but one|
|Latest Do It Yourself Kit||Divorce in Progress|
|See all legal cases|
|mediation.com||7 Reasons to Use Mediation to Settle Family Disputes||2014|
|One Page Wisdom||Breathe||2009|
|South Texas College of Law||N/A||N/A||1990|
|University of Houston||Business Technology||B. S.||1976|
|Met with approx. 10 women to discuss their concerns & to have them better understand Texas laws||Estate Planning for Women||2015|
|Dr. Barbara Manousso's Family Law Mediation Training||Family Law Mediation Training||2015|
|40 Hour Basic Mediation Training||National American University Mediation Training||2015|
|Family Law Mediation Training||Dispute Resolution Center - Break-out session Leader||2014|
|Family Law Mediation||Intro to Texas Family Law||2014|
|Dr. Barbara Manousso's Basic 40 hr. Mediation Training||Basic Mediation Training - I was one of the trainers||2013|
|Dr. Barbara Manousso Family Law Mediation & Training Seminar||Basic Family Law Training - I was one of the trainers||2013|
|Dr. Barbara Manousso's Basic 40 hour Mediation Training||Basic Mediation Training - I was one of the trainers||2012|
|Dispute Resolution Center's Family Mediation Training||Family Mediation Training - I was one of the trainers||2012|
|January monthly meeting of the Houston Holistic Chamber of Commerce||Importance of Estate Planning||2009|
|Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Conference||Solo Practice||2009|
|Inner City Senior Citizen's Group||Estate Planning||2008|
|Elkins High School||The Importance of Jury Duty & Now that your are an adult||2008|
|Blue Moon Family Law Paralegal Seminar||Mediation||2008|
|HBA Law Week & HISD High Schools||The Importance of Jury Service||2006|
|TX Family Law Practice for Paralegals||Mediation||2005|
|Practice Areas for Paralegals||Factors to consider when working in a family law office||2005|
|TX Family Law Practice for Paralegals||Mediation||2003|
|Frequent speaker to AIDS groups in the Houston area||The Importance of Estate Planning||2003|
|Frequent speaker to local high schools & AIDS groups||AIDS & the Law||2002|
|Frequent speaker to the elderly & low income groups||Putting Your Affairs in Order||2001|