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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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Legal perception can affect child custody cases

| Jun 19, 2014 | Child Custody |

Marijuana has been legal in Colorado for over a year now, and the herb has been gaining more and more widespread acceptance ever since. Whether its uses are medicinal or recreational, it’s becoming less of a criminal offense across the country to possess or smoke marijuana. However, while the political atmosphere may be changing, the legal atmosphere is trailing behind. In states where marijuana is viewed less critically, there have been many instances of child custody scares due to the drug.

When dealing with child custody, courts seek to do what’s best for the children, and to some who still believe that pot is harmful to have around children, this can cause serious problems. One example from Michigan involves a couple whose child was taken from them when an ex-husband reported that they were growing marijuana. Their pot plants were medicinal and legal, but the couple still had to go to court to get their child back.

Even if marijuana is never legalized in Texas, the concept behind these custody issues is something that anybody could face. In an effort to do what’s best for the child, courts must make the best decision they can with the facts they are presented. If, for example, a mother claims that her ex-husband was never actively involved in the child’s upbringing, it could hurt the father’s chances of getting a fair custody agreement, even if he was unable to be involved because he was working long hours to provide for his child’s well-being.

The most important thing to take away from these issues of child custody is that parents seeking custody can never be too cautious about how they portray their relationship with their child. It’s important for parents to prove that they, just like the courts, only want what’s best for their child.

Source: Burleson Star National News, “Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review,” Kristen Wyatt, June 15, 2014

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