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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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Federal judge prepares to rule on same-sex couples

| Feb 27, 2014 | Family Law |

Families go through all kinds of changes in their lifetimes. People marry and divorce. Custody arrangements have to be made. Children are born or adopted. People die. In Texas, family law aims to ensure the preservation of the well-being of all members of a family unit. Recently, however, several states including Texas have been considering whether there should be any difference in these laws when a family involves a same-sex couple.

In Michigan, a federal judge was preparing to make a ruling unlike any he had dealt with before, but also one that would have a huge effect on the state. In the course of the trial, he would tackle matters of same-sex marriage and the right to adopt. One of the key questions for him was to be whether same-sex couples could provide a suitable environment for the upbringing of children.

One couple keen to see their state’s ban on same-sex marriage declared unconstitutional also hope that adoption will soon be permitted in the state. The couple, who are both nurses, has each already adopted children. However, without a change to state legislation, they are unable to adopt each other’s children and share parentage. Aside from this denial of their rights to be a family unit in the eyes of the law, this situation could cause child custody issues should something happen to one of the women.

Although this decision is taking place in another state, decisions about marital and adoption rights for same-sex couples are also taking place in Texas. Whatever your family situation, you have the right to ensure your loved ones receive the care, support and consideration they need. Whether you are negotiating the adoption process, arranging child custody or making a new start with divorce, it is important to weigh up your options fully. By making yourself aware of family law and the things you can do to benefit your family, you can make the best decisions possible to preserve the happiness of yourself and your loved ones.

Source: Detroit Free Press, “Parenting to be focus as Michigan judge begins same-sex marriage trial Tuesday,” Tresa Baldas, Feb. 24, 2014

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