Woman in her early 50s needs assistance with a divorce. There is a history of domestic abuse in the marriage. Client and spouse were married in 2019, and the first incident of violence occurred in March 2021. The last incident leading to their separation was in May 2021, for which spouse currently has a pending family violence charge. A protective order against spouse expired in August. Client is working with AVDA to renew the protective order, while spouse is out on bail for the pending criminal matter. Client is actively fearful of her spouse. Client hopes to avoid future abuse and move on. Client and spouse do not have any children together. They do not own any community real property. Client would like to keep the property currently in her possession. Client was impacted by multiple natural disasters, including Harvey, Laura, and Winter Storm Uri.
Unemployed woman with disabilities in her late 20s needs assistance with a divorce. There is a history of domestic violence in the marriage, and client is fearful of spouse learning of her address. Client and spouse are entitled to a refund from the IRS. The check requires signatures from both parties, and client is not comfortable meeting with spouse. Client and spouse do not own any community property. There was a shared bank account, from which spouse withdrew all funds. There may be community debt; however, spouse recently filed for individual chapter 7 bankruptcy and her debt was discharged. Client is an Imelda/Harvey survivor.
Retired, separated woman in her mid-70s living with a disability needs assistance to obtain estate planning documents. Client is a homeowner and would like to make sure her property can be passed down without opening a probate. Client wants the peace of mind that comes with knowing that in the case of incapacity or death her estate will be in order. Client was impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and by Winter Storm Uri in 2021. The client can be assisted remotely, and local LSLA staff are available to assist with execution of documents as needed.
Single mother in her late 40s living with disability needs assistance to obtain a will, durable power of attorney and other estate planning documents as needed. Client is disaster-impacted (Winter Storm Uri in 2021). The client can be assisted remotely; Local LSLA staff are available to execute documents as needed.
Widow of a veteran in her early 80s living with a disability needs assistance to obtain a Transfer on Death Deed and other estate planning documents, as needed. Client owns her home and as part of her estate planning she would like the property to be passed to her niece upon death. Client would like the peace of mind that comes with knowing that her affairs are in order in the event of her incapacity or death. Client is multiple disaster-impacted : Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019, and Winter Storm Uri in 2021. Client can be assisted remotely. Local LSLA staff is available to execute documents, if needed.
10 year old girl was orphaned this year; her father died of sepsis and her mother died of COVID related complications. Her 21 year old sister seeks custody so she can consent to medical treatment and educational decisions. The parents also left some property and debts but they are not seeking help with probate issues at this time. Priority is obtaining a custody order to take care of the little girl.