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As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and evolve, the safety, health and well-being of our clients and our team is extremely important to us. We are watching for the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and international medical experts to learn how we can best manage our facility and our clients.

We would like to reassure you that The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. will continue to be available to provide services to all of our clients.

Our lawyers and paralegals are working in the office and electronically, although most of us are working from home. Below is a list of FAQs regarding our response and commitment to you during COVID-19.

Can I even have a consultation with my lawyer remotely?

Yes, The Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. has a comprehensive remote working capability and all of our lawyers and paralegals are equipped to work securely from home.

Will my lawyer be available to answer questions and work on my case?

Yes, your legal matters will continue to receive our attention. You can email, call, or videoconference with your lawyer during this time.

We also have multiple videoconferencing options; please contact your attorney for the platform that works best for you

How are court hearings and appointments affected?

Court in Bexar County are now conducted by Zoom Please see our blog article Court via Zoom: It’s Actually, Really Court (and Here’s How It Works)

Can I consult with a lawyer about a new family law or divorce matter?

Yes, we have office staff working in house and remotely to ensure continuity in our business. For information about a family law or divorce matter, please call our office or complete the Request a Consultation Form.

Your family law matters remain our top concern and we are not going to permit this pandemic to take priority over your needs. We will remain confident, alert and prepared.

We wish you and your family well as we work through this difficult situation together.

With warm regards,
Lisa A Vance

 

 

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Despite dangers, online adoption and agencies taking flight

| Jan 3, 2013 | Adoption |

Rather than waiting the traditional couple of years for an adoption agency to find the right match and push through all the paperwork, some are turning to the internet for a quick fix for their adoption backlog. The internet is beginning to transform how some birth mothers market themselves and the child they carry to potential parents. Vice versa, it is forcing potential parents to attempt to market themselves in a different manner than traditionally used through an agency.

In order to compete in this new online market, some couples are turning towards creating websites, taking out ads, and presenting video blogs about themselves in an attempt to draw the eyes of birth mothers perusing online for the right fit for their child. In choosing a couple to adopt their child, the birth mothers are also able to do things online that they may not be able to do through an agency.

Online agencies are also often not accountable to the same restrictions as a traditional adoption agency and therefore, birth mothers can customize who they want the potential parent to be by location, race, religion, or any other such criteria she may choose. Due to these new online agencies and online adoption channels, there are many in the adoption business that have ethical concerns regarding this new trend.

Many of the new online adoption facilitators are not bound by state oversight and have no legal license. They are also promising rewards such as payments to birth mothers that may be illegal in some states. The results they promise may be the most alluring though – adopting a child in six to nine months rather than two to three years sounds appealing to many who are seeking that child they long for to become part of the family. It is important to make sure that any online adoption provider you may choose to use is licensed.

The adoption process presents many difficult legal requirements. To assist you in these processes so that you can focus on creating the family you dream of, please reach out to a family law attorney who can best guide you through the legal side of adoptions.

Source: npr, “Finding A Child Online: How The Web Is Transforming Adoption,” Jennifer Ludden, Dec. 13, 2012

  • To find out more about adoption in San Antonio, please feel free to visit our website.

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