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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Does being a father hurt my custody chances in Texas?

| Dec 15, 2014 | Fathers' Rights |

As long as there are divorces, there will be disputes over child custody, and as long as there are disputes over child custody, there will be parents who feel that they are not being given fair treatment. In recent years, this belief has manifested particularly in the fathers’ rights movement, which seeks to overcome a perceived gender bias against men in child custody cases. This belief is not entirely without merit, as many statistics indicate that women have perennially been granted sole custody more often than men, but modern court systems have a much better record of equality.

Much of the confusion regarding child custody stems from a lack of understanding about how child custody is established and treated. In Texas, custody is referred to as conservatorship, and there are two types: joint managing conservatorship and sole managing conservatorship. When parents are designated as joint managing conservators, the judge will assign responsibilities to each parent based on what is best for the child. It’s important to remember that just because parents are joint managing conservators does not mean that the parents have equal possession.

Sole managing conservatorship refers to instances in which one parent is given the right to make decisions such as the child’s primary residence, consent to medical treatment, and decisions concerning the child’s education. Usually, sole managing conservatorship is awarded if the other parent has a history of violence, neglect, drugs or absence. It is never awarded based on gender.

If you feel that you have been unfairly treated in a child custody agreement, or if you are going through a divorce and fear that you may be treated unfairly, consider meeting with an attorney who is familiar with Texas child custody. It is important to prove that you are a vital part of your child’s life, and that you will contribute positively to your child’s upbringing. That is what the courts care about, not gender.

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