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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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Movement afoot to revise military divorce alimony law

| Feb 22, 2013 | Military Family Law |

Divorces can be complicated intersections of emotions and law. As many of us know in San Antonio, things can get even more complicated when a divorce involves a member of the U.S. military.

One of the areas in which military divorces can be more complicated is spousal maintenance. Under current law, former spouses of military members can in some cases be granted up to half of the military member’s retirement pay as a form of alimony (spousal maintenance). And those payments can last a lifetime.

Back in 1982, President Reagan signed into law the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, which allows states to consider military retirement pay as marital property to be divided in half when a couple divorces.

Critics of the law argue that military members shouldn’t have to pay up to half of their retirement earned with a minimum of 20 years in service. They note, too, that “retirement” is a relative term when it comes to the military; they’re not retired in the civilian sense of the word, but are rather placed on reserve status.

Critics of the law state, too, that virtually no other former federal employees are at risk of having half their retirement pay given to former spouses — including the members of Congress who voted for the law.

The other side of the story comes from those former spouses of members of the military. They argue that they often dedicated themselves to the military as well, following their spouses around the world from deployment to deployment, often in trying circumstances. They argue that they earned a portion of those military pensions.

Anyone facing the prospect of a divorce involving a member of the military should speak with an attorney experienced in this complex area of family law.

Source:, “Military Divorcees Aim to End Lifetime Alimony Rules,” Feb. 18, 2013

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