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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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Are Texas homosexuals treated unfairly in child custody cases?

| Apr 24, 2014 | Child Custody |

Child custody is a bitter battle to fight under any circumstances. Nobody wants to argue with their spouse in an effort to prove to the courts which parent is better for the child’s future. More importantly, nobody wants to be told by a judge that they have been deemed an unfit parent and that they will rarely get to see their child or children. Unfortunately for homosexual parents, this is not just a possibility, but a likelihood.

While some homosexuals choose a same-sex relationship and adopt children, some homosexuals choose a heterosexual relationship in an effort to hide their sexuality for fear of negative social repercussions. These marriages often result in children, but in the event that the parents get divorced, history has shown that courts show an extreme bias toward the heterosexual parent when it comes to child custody. However, multiple studies have proved that a parent’s sexuality has little to no effect on a child’s upbringing.

An example of how this bias is so severe is that a homosexual father in Mississippi who was denied custody of his son back in 1999, despite reports that the boy’s stepfather had threatened him with death. The court apparently believed that, regardless of how violent the straight household may be, it was still better than a homosexual household.

Regardless of your sexual preferences, all people deserve equal treatment under the law. Sodomy laws essentially criminalize homosexual individuals, but they are unconstitutional, and public opinion is shifting all across the country. Until all of Texas becomes more accepting of homosexuals, it is up to the attorneys in our State to defend the legal rights of homosexual individuals and ensure that they are not discriminated against. Your sexuality doesn’t make you a less deserving parent, and a Texas attorney well-versed in family law may be able to prove it to the courts.

Source: The Guardian, “For gay and lesbian parents, equality is a myth when it comes to custody cases,” Steven W. Trasher, April 21, 2014

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