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20-0842955 Urgent

Last Chance. Affidavit of Heirship (Harvey- and Uri-Affected)

Last Chance. If a volunteer does not take this case by October 29, the case will be closed for lack of volunteer. Single mother in her early 40s needs assistance with an affidavit of heirship for her deceased father's property. The property was jointly owned by father and his sister, client's aunt. At the time of her father's passing in February 2020, client was residing in the home. Since his passing, client's aunt told client that she needed to leave the property, which she did. While Client would like to return home, she mostly wants to protect her inheritance interest in her father's property. Client has two brothers, one of which she is unsure of his location.


Harris County

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20-0857231 Urgent

Divorce - No Children, No Real Property (Domestic Violence Survivor)

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.


Harris County

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21-0903347

Estate Planning

Man who is disabled in his mid 50s needs assistance to obtain estate planning documents. Client owns property and would like the peace of mind that comes with knowing that after his death, his affairs will be in order. Client was impacted by the Ice Storm Uri. Documents can be prepared remotely. Lone Star Legal Aid is available locally to assist with document execution, as needed.


Harris County

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21-0902680

Estate Planning - Transfer on Death Deed

Unemployed mother in her mid-40s needs assistance to obtain a Transfer on Death deed. Client would like to avoid probate and have her home pass directly to her children. Client was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri. Documents can be prepared remotely. Lone Star Legal Aid is available locally to assist with document execution, as needed.


Harris County

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21-0898987

Estate Planning

Married mother who is disabled in her mid 40s needs assistance with estate planning. Client would like the peace of mind which comes with knowing that when she passes away, her affairs will be in order. Client was impacted by multiple disasters: Harvey 2017, Imelda 2019, Houston Propane Explosion 2020, and ICE 2021. *Client can be assisted remotely*.


Anderson County

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21-1064525

CL is seeking legal assistance to get custody of his 9Y Niece.

Client (CL) is seeking custody of his niece 9Y Niece whose court-appointed conservators are now both deceased. CL is the only parent figure in her life, and CL wants to be able to consent to school and medical decisions. CL may also need to be able to consent to after school or childcare during the summer. CL’s wife shared legal custody of her 10Y Niece with client's mother-in-law since 2014 pursuant to a custody order entered in Nueces County. The mother of the child was denied all access in the custody order (she did not appear at trial) and subsequently lost other children to CPS interventions. She has not been since before the court case. Niece has no known father. CL’s mother-in-law died about 3 years ago and CL’s wife died on January 27, 2021, from COVID. CL needs help obtaining custody of his niece who has lived with him her entire life and who knows no other parent. The family has lived in Bexar County for at least 3 years. A modification suit would need to be filed in Nueces County which is the court of continuing jurisdiction but then could be transferred to Bexar County because the child has lived in Bexar County for over 3 years. The mother will likely need to be sued by publication.


Bexar

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