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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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Don’t let your child slip away: Understanding custody in Texas

| Jan 2, 2014 | Child Custody |

As a parent, you naturally want to be as close to your children as possible. Whether it’s being there for birthday parties, heading out to watch the San Antonio Spurs play, or simply watching a movie at home, every day is an opportunity to enjoy time with your children. Unfortunately, separation and divorce can place a heavy strain on the physical and emotional connection between you and your child. Navigating custody disputes can also create bitterness between you and your ex.

A father in Utah recently discovered just how complex a custody battle can become when he learned that his son’s biological mother had relinquished their son for adoption without the father’s consent or knowledge. The father moved to Texas to work a temporary job while the mother was pregnant, but their relationship with fell apart when he returned to Utah. Contact between the two diminished, and the man later learned not only that his son had been born but that he had already been placed for adoption.

While this story predominantly took place in Utah, it still serves as an example of the importance of understanding the laws and legal process involved with child custody. In Texas, a child can be placed into one of two types of conservatorships, including joint managing custody and sole managing custody. Courts in Texas consider a variety of factors related to the parents when making these decisions. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Financial standing
  • Physical capacity
  • Criminal history
  • Record of abuse of domestic violence
  • Relationship to a child

Understanding the factors that weigh into a custody decision can help you act in the best interests of your child. It can also help you find a course of action that doesn’t strongly compromise the desires of the other parent. Seeking the aid of an attorney is a suitable first step toward navigating the complexities of divorce and child custody.

Source: NBC News, “Dad files $130M lawsuit after son in Utah is given up for adoption,” Erik Ortiz, Dec. 31, 2013

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