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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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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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21-0918345

Estate Planning

Separated woman in her early 60s living with a disability needs assistance with estate planning documents. Client is currently separated from her spouse, and there is a history of domestic abuse in the marriage. Spouse wants to ensure that her current spouse does not inherit nor is able to make medical or financial decisions in the event of her death or incapacity. Client is disaster impacted; Client was impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Winter Storm Uri in 2021. Client can be assisted remotely, and local LSLA staff are available to assist with execution if necessary.


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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21-0909418

Divorce - No Children, No Real Property (DV Survivor)

Woman in her early 60s living with a disability needs assistance with a divorce. There is a history of domestic violence in the marriage. Client and spouse were married in 2007, and soon separated following a physical altercation.  While several years have passed, Client continues to be fearful of her spouse, as spouse continues to verbally harass client. Client believes that spouse will agree to the divorce and will sign the waiver of service. There are no children of the marriage. The couple do not own any community real property, and client would like to keep any community property currently in each of their possessions. Client is on a fixed income.  Client is a Harvey 2017 and Winter Storm Uri 2021 survivor.


Harris County

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21-0902281

Name Change

Retired widow in her mid-70s living with a disability needs assistance with a name change to reflect the name she actually uses. Client states she has no criminal record. Client was impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Laura, and Winter Storm Uri.


Harris County

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21-1078555

29yr old female seeking custody of her 3 half siblings Bio mother died from COVID

Applicant is 29 y/o and lives in Brownsville. Applicant has three kids who live with her (husband is currently in Mexico because he does not have lawful presence in US). Applicant’s mother passed away from COVID-19 a couple weeks ago and now her three minor half-siblings live with her (same mom). The half-siblings all have the same father, but it is a different father than Applicant’s. Their father’s whereabouts are unknown. Applicant’s siblings are F16, M15, and F13. A chapter 35 petition would be great for F16, but would leave F13 without a legal caregiver for three years. Applicant is therefore seeking custody to care for her three minor siblings. There are no urgent deadlines.


Cameron

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