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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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Texas residents facing divorce may benefit from mediation

| Jul 30, 2013 | Divorce |

Texas residents facing a divorce may be aware of the emotional rollercoaster that can sometimes go along with the divorce process. Thankfully, there are many avenues available to help make the process as easy as possible for all parties. A recent article discussing mediation and arbitration may be useful information for those facing divorce.

When emotions are heated, having a mediator can be beneficial. Having a neutral party that can help diffuse any situations that may arise can help both parties involved. A mediator is also used to open the lines of communication between couples. Topics such as property division, financial decisions, and child custody are just a few of the topics that can be covered during mediation. More and more courts are requiring couples to attempt mediation before a court hearing.

If mediation doesn’t resolve the issues, an arbitrator could be appointed. An arbitrator is typically used when all other forms of communication have failed. This person will have the power to review all information and make an unbiased decision based on facts only. In this situation, no communication with the couple takes place.

Any Texas resident in need of assistance during their divorce may want to research the best way to handle their particular situation. Mediation or arbitration could both be options, but there are several other options a person could choose. By having an understanding of one’s rights, they can have realistic expectations regarding what they are entitled to. Taking a proactive approach can also prove beneficial when determining the best way to move forward with any necessary action.

Source: Huffington Post, “Your Demeanor Can Affect Your Divorce Mediation,” R. L. Nave, July 23, 2013

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