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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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Pension and child support in military divorces

| Mar 5, 2015 | Military Divorce |

While there are definitely many ways in which military divorce and civilian divorce differ, there are also many ways in which they are similar. Issues of asset division and child support are still determined in the divorce proceedings, but there are usually even more issues at play in military divorces. On top of questions about jurisdiction and residency, the military member’s ability to spend time with the child will affect the custody arrangement, and any military pensions or benefits will need to be divided.

You can find in-depth information about how these issues are treated in a military divorce in this article. Depending on the state, a military pension may be treated as community property or not, which will affect how the pay is divided. Of course, because you may be stationed in one state and reside in another, you will likely want to research the differences of each state or speak with an attorney who is familiar with the laws of your state. For example, if you are stationed in Missouri but you hold residence in Texas, you should compare the differences between each state.

Because military members are often stationed away from home or deployed overseas, it can be difficult for them to make a strong case for child custody. Still, this does not mean that you should not fight for custody of your child. Courts tend to make custody decisions that are in the best interests of the child. An experienced attorney can help you prove that you deserve to be involved in your child’s life.

Because of all these issues, it is highly recommended that military members consult with an attorney when contemplating divorce. There are many issues that you may not even realize you must consider, and experienced legal counsel can help you navigate them.

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