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20-0847084 Urgent

Probate

Woman in her early 50s needs assistance with completing a probate for her mother's estate. Client was previously represented by an attorney, who had to withdraw due to firm departure. There is an active probate matter. Judge has determined heirship, but has not appointed an administrator. Client's primary goal is to gain access to her mother's bank account, and the bank is requiring letters of administration before moving forward. Client needs assistance with being named the administrator for the estate and to finalize the estate settlement. Client was impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


Harris County

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22-0942482

Divorce with Preexisting SAPRC - No Real Property

Mother in her early 40s needs assistance with a divorce from her spouse. There is a history of domestic violence, and client is seeing to escape her spouse. Client and spouse share one child of the marriage. There is an existing SAPCR order in place. Spouse is currently in arrears for his child support payment, and he does not exercise hi visitation rights. Both spouses have minor children from previous relationships. Client and spouse do not own any community real property. There are 3 vehicles obtained during the marriage. Client has possession of one vehicle. Spouse has possession of two vehicles, which are also titled in Client's name. Client wants to each to keep the vehicles and property currently in each other's possession.


Harris County

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22-0936003

Divorce- No Property, No Kids (Domestic Violence Survivor)

Client in her late 50s seeking help with divorce from her abuser. Client is disabled and unemployed and wants divorce only. Client and spouse married in Harris County in 2000 and separated in 2021 due to domestic violence. Client and spouse do not share any children or real property. The only property of the marriage were 2 vehicles, 1 travel trailer and dogs. Client doesn't want anything from spouse and would like him to keep the personal property in his possession including one of the vehicles, the travel trailer, and the dogs. Client has possession of the second vehicle. All vehicles, including the travel trailer, may be titled in client's name. The only personal property client owns are gifts received after the separation. Client believes abuser will agree to divorce. Client was COVID- affected and is a survivor of Winter Storm Uri 2021.


Harris County

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22-0937380

Divorce - No Real Property, No Children

Domestic violence survivor in her late 30s needs assistance with a divorce. Spouse has a current pending criminal charge for family violence against client, and spouse is detained. There is no community property, and client wants to keep property currently in her possession. There are no children of the marriage. Due to recent violence, client needs the assistance of an attorney to maintain her safety during the divorce, and she is not a good candidate for pro se representation.


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21-0905884

Agreed Divorce with No Children and No Real Property

Woman in her late 50s need assistance with a divorce. The couple were married in 2016, and they separated in March 2020. Spouse is currently residing with a new partner in New Jersey. Spouse agrees to the divorce, and Client believes that he will sign a waiver of service. The couple do not have any children of the marriage. After their separation, they divided their property amongst themselves, and Client agrees that each person will be keeping the property currently in their possession, including their vehicles, and will be responsible for any debt incurred in their name. As far as Client is aware, there are no retirement accounts. Even there are, Client does not intend to make a claim. Client is a Spanish-speaker. Free interpreter services are available to volunteers. Client was impacted by Winter Storm Uri 2021.


Harris County

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21-0913293

Divorce - No Children, No Real Property

Woman in her mid-40s needs assistance with a divorce. Client and spouse were married in October 2013 and separated soon thereafter in December 2013 when they found they were not suited for each other. There are no children of the marriage, and the couple do not own any community real property.  Client would like to keep the property in her possession, including separate property house and vehicle owned prior to the marriage. Client believes that spouse will be cooperative and sign a waiver of service. Client is a Spanish speaker. Free interpreter services are available, if needed. Client was impacted by several disaster, most recently by Winter Storm Uri 2021.


Harris County

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21-0907629

Divorce - No Children, No Real Property

Woman in her mid-60s needs assistance with a divorce.  There is a history of emotional and verbal abuse in the marriage.  Client and spouse were married in 2013 and separated around 2018. There are no children of the marriage, and the couple do not own any community real property.  Client wants to keep the property in her possession. At one time, Spouse gifted a vehicle to Client, which is currently in Spouse's possession.  If possible, Client would like the vehicle returned to her. Husband owns separate property in Waco (McLennan County), where he is currently residing.   Client is also a survivor of Winter Storm Uri 2021.


Harris County

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21-0899723

Custody / Conservatorship for Minor Sister

Stay-at-home mother in her mid 30s needs assistance with obtaining custody/conservatorship for her minor half-sister. Sister has resided with client since June 2021 when CPS granted Client temporary custody. Client wishes to make the custody permanent to better care for her sister.  Both of sister's parents are deceased. Sister has on-going medical needs, and Client wants to be able to make the necessary medical decisions.  Other extended family agree to Client having custody. Client is also a survivor of Harvey 2017 and Winter Storm Uri 2021.


Harris County

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