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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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What rights do fathers in Texas have before a child is born?

| Apr 20, 2015 | Fathers' Rights |

Like many states in the country, Texas has come to acknowledge the important roles that both parents play in the upbringing of a child. Because of this, there is a notable shift in the number of joint managing conservatorships, with fewer mothers getting sole custody of their children. Fathers are able to take a more active and meaningful role in their children’s lives following a divorce, which is good, but what about fathers who were never married to the child’s mother?

Understandably, women have a great deal of rights as far as making decisions for a child before the child is born. In fact, because the birthing of a child is often considered to be a health care concern for the mother, she retains practically exclusive access to the child’s well-being before birth. Fathers who wish to show that they are committed to the child’s health and care are encouraged to make an effort to assist with the multiple screenings and medical visits during a pregnancy. This commitment can be emotional support, financial support or even transportation.

Unfortunately for unmarried fathers, they will require consent from the mother if they hope for any involvement in the prenatal health care. This means that without the mother’s permission, fathers usually cannot attend doctor’s appointments, nor can they see test results.

The law is certainly trending toward a more equal share when it comes to parenting rights, but there are some areas in which women still maintain priority, largely due to their critical role in the child’s prenatal development and birth. If you are a father seeking to take a more active role in your child’s development and upbringing, you should consider meeting with an attorney. A legal professional with experience in family law can help you approach the issue from a legal standpoint that will give you a good chance of receiving the custody arrangement you deserve.

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