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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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How are assets and children divided in a military divorce?

| Aug 22, 2014 | Military Divorce |

Military divorces bring myriad issues and concerns with them that most divorces do not, which can make it harder for courts to decide how things are divided if a married couple splits up. As with most divorces, the most highly contested issues in a military divorce seem to be money and children. More specifically, people are often concerned with: What custody arrangements will be reached, how military pensions will be divided, and how much child support they will have to pay, if any.

An article from the military’s official website recently tackled many of these issues. It may not surprise you to learn that the answer will differ depending on individual circumstances, but there are a number of factors that contribute to the court’s decision and can help you anticipate with some modicum of certainty just what your outcome might be. Generally speaking, service members who are constantly being deployed to active duty are unlikely to seek sole custody, and this situation could have a serious effect on how much time they get to spend with their children in general. This could also affect child support payments, as less time spent with the child might mean paying more to help with child care.

Military pensions are considered marital property, which means that they can be divided should a couple decide to divorce. In most instances, the pension’s marital portion is divided, with half going to the non-military spouse. However, the division is negotiable depending on how long the couple were married, and how much of their time spent married overlapped with the military member’s service.

Ultimately, military divorces pan out similar to non-military divorces, but all divorces are subject to unique circumstances. The additional variables in a military divorce mean that the circumstances could have a much greater impact. Texas values its servicemen and servicewomen, and it’s important that military divorces are fair to both parties. Coming to an agreement with your spouse can make the divorce process easier, but if negotiation fails, legal assistance can help you get what is rightfully yours from a divorce.

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