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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

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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)

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We wish you and your family well as we work through this difficult situation together.

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Jason Patric seeks to be part of his biological son’s life

| Jul 24, 2014 | Child Custody |

Many arguments exist about the validity of the fathers’ rights movement. Many fathers claim that they face a gender bias in the courts when it comes to child custody arrangements, but others claim that such a gender bias is a thing of the past. A case could be made for each, but one case with abnormal circumstances could again raise the question of how fairly fathers are treated.

The case involves actor Jason Patric, his longtime girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber and their son, Gus. The child was an in vitro-assisted birth, and though Jason Patric donated his sperm to father the child, his name did not appear on the birth certificate. Patric claims that this was only to keep Gus safe from media attention, and that he always intended to be the child’s father. Unfortunately for Patric, a 29-page letter, which Patric wrote in 2008 or early 2009, tells a different story.

According to the letter, Patric wasn’t ready to be a father, but he offered to donate his sperm to his lover as a gift. Schreiber was awarded full custody, and she even sought a restraining order against Patric after he allegedly abused her physically, verbally and emotionally. Patric has denied the allegations and has spent over 150 hours battling for custody of his son, whom he has not seen in well over a year.

A Texas father could easily find himself in a similar situation and in instances where parenthood was not directly established, it can be very difficult for courts to discern how custody arrangements should fall. The best thing that fathers can do in such circumstances is prove to the courts that their involvement in the child’s life is what’s best for the child. Strong legal counsel can help fathers make a compelling case and show why they are fit to be the child’s father.

Source: Newsweek, “Parental Alienation Syndrome Isn’t in the DSM Yet, but It’s in Plenty of Arguments,” Chris Weller, July 10, 2014

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