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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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Military divorce presents more issues than non-military divorce

| May 14, 2014 | Military Divorce |

Divorce is never an easy process, and it is certainly not what most people envision happening when they say “I do.” It’s no secret that divorce rates have been on the rise in our country, but divorce has long been a concern for those in the military simply due to the nature of their service. Military divorces can present a number of issues that traditional divorces do not. For example, one of the spouses may be deployed overseas, making it difficult to advance with divorce proceedings.

A more particular issue that couples face in military divorce is the “10/10 rule.” It’s a rule that was put into place as a result of a law passed in 1982 that allowed state divorce courts to include military retirement as marital property, meaning that it could be divided between spouses in a divorce case. In order to take advantage of the 10/10 rule, you must have been married to your spouse for 10 years or more. If your spouse spent at least 10 years in creditable military service during this time of marriage, then your portion of the court divided military retirement pay can be sent to you by the DFAS instead of your former spouse.

As the divorce rate continues to climb within the military, more servicemen and servicewomen will go through the difficult process of a military divorce. While couples will likely try their hardest to make things work, some marriages simply cannot handle the strain that military life puts on them, and divorce proceedings may be inevitable.

If you are going through a divorce and one of the members of the marriage is in the military, legal counsel that has experience and knowledge handling a divorce from a military perspective can be extremely beneficial. Topics such as the division of military retirement and benefits for nonmilitary spouses must all be taken into consideration, in addition to conventional divorce topics such as child custody or child support.

Source: Military.com, “Explaining the 10/10 Rule for Military Divorce,” Ms. Vicki, May 6, 2014

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