The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C.

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We are now accepting clients statewide in Texas.


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 requirements for divorce in Texas

| Aug 28, 2014 | Family Law |

Before you file for divorce, there are a few things you have to consider. Perhaps most importantly, you need to know if your marriage meets the divorce requirements of your particular state. Since the laws can vary by state, it’s imperative that you learn your state’s individual requirements for divorce and ensure that you meet those requirements before you try to take the process any further.

Texas is a “no fault” state, meaning that there does not have to be a quantifiable, listed reason for the divorce, such as physical or emotional abuse. Couples can simply claim that there is discord in their relationship that is unlikely to be resolved under any circumstances. However, at least one member of the marriage must maintain a permanent residence in the state of Texas for at least 6 months prior to the divorce petition being filed. Additionally, there is a 60-day waiting period once you file a suit for divorce, and neither spouse may remarry within the first 30 days of the decree.

It’s important to remember that you don’t need a concrete reason such as adultery or cruelty to divorce in Texas. If you and your spouse have been facing difficulties and there seems to be no end in sight, and if you are no longer happy in your marriage, that is reason enough to seek divorce. You don’t have to be unhappy.

Still, divorce is not something that should be undertaken lightly. Assets will be divided, and if there are children involved, custody arrangements will be made. No matter how you look at it, divorce will change your life, but if you’re sure that divorce is right for you, you can double-check the requirements here and get started.

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