The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C.

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We are now accepting clients statewide in Texas.


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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How the family pet can factor into a divorce

| Dec 13, 2013 | Family Law |

As many Texas residents may be aware, the role of pets in a family is very important. To many families, the pet is not just a “thing” or even a “pet”; their dog or cat becomes a crucial member of their family. There are even families who think of their dog or cat (or any other pet) as the son or daughter they never had.

Not only is there nothing wrong with this, but it also poses a very important question when it comes to a couple filing for divorce. Namely, what happens to that pet when the spouses split? Is the pet dealt with like a piece of property? Or is there a more nuanced solution to the case?

The answer to those questions? It depends.

In most cases, the pet is considered a piece of property and, therefore, would be subject to the property division laws observed in that state. However, the spouses could come to an arrangement before anything even goes to trial. Pet schedules could be established, and the divorced spouses could essentially treat the issue like a joint child custody case.

Pet custody is increasingly prominent in the world of divorce. Lawyers continue to report more divorces that involve a pet, and the contention involved in the case due to the differing views the warring spouses have about their beloved cat or dog. With that in mind, it is important for any divorcing spouses who have pets to realize that there can be legitimate and agreeable solutions to their pet custody matter.

Source: New York Post, “Landmark custody battle over dog in divorce,” Julia Marsh, Dec. 4, 2013

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