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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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As gender roles change, so does divorce

| May 16, 2013 | Child Custody |

There’s little doubt that when a person looks around San Antonio today, they see a city much different than the one that existed two, three or four decades ago. Not only is it much bigger and busier, but the culture here and across the nation has changed as well.

Gender roles have evolved over those years, and that evolution has forced substantial change in a number of areas, including divorce, child custody disputes and spousal maintenance.

It wasn’t that long ago that when parents divorced, people assumed the mother would get custody of the kids. Today, fathers and mothers both have reasons to expect to share custody of their children, although in some cases the father will prevail and in others, the mother will be granted custody by a court.

Time magazine recently looked at what it calls “the de-gendering of divorce,” noting that no longer should husbands expect to pay alimony (spousal maintenance) or wives expect to receive it.

There are some sound economic reasons for the change in alimony: nearly 40 percent of wives now have greater incomes than their husbands. So if their marriages end, that 40 percent should speak with a family law attorney about the possibility that they might be asked or ordered to pay spousal support.

At one point in the past, the assumption that women would receive alimony made sense. After all, most couples then divided the labor of raising a family, with the husband off to work to earn an income and the wife at home with the children.

But today, many households have more than one spouse earning income. The division of labor inside the home is also often much more blurred than it was in the past.

An experienced attorney can help make Texas divorce law as it exists today much clearer, however. 

Source: Time, “The De-Gendering of Divorce: Wives Pay Ex-Husbands Alimony Too,” Liza Mundy, April 16, 2013

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