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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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Texas woman reunited with her daughter, who was taken to Mexico

| May 22, 2015 | Family Law |

Most child custody disputes involve whether or not the court-ordered custody agreement is fair to both parents. Especially in sole managing conservatorships, parents are often not in agreement regarding who gets to spend how much time with the child, and understandably both parents want to be involved in decisions about the child’s upbringing. However, for a few individuals, custody issues are even more serious and more terrible. In some rare instances, one parent simply absconds with the child to another state or even another country.

Back in 2007, a Texas woman lost any opportunity to be involved in her daughter’s life when the young girl’s father allegedly fled to Mexico and took the girl with him. Now, eight years later, the woman has finally been reunited with her daughter according to officials. According to reports, the father took the girl to his family members, and the family members delivered the girl to the authorities. DNA testing has confirmed the girl’s identity as the woman’s daughter.

It is a blessing that most people do not have to worry about international custody issues, but for those who do face such concerns, legal assistance is absolutely vital. As you may expect, international issues such as these present unique and complex legal problems that you will likely need professional assistance to tackle.

It may surprise you to learn that there is a treaty in place for such international custody issues known as the Hague Convention, which has been recognized by more than 70 countries. If your child has been taken by another person to another country, there is no time to waste. As you can see from the above case, it can take years to get your child back, so meeting with an attorney as soon as possible is in your best interests.

Source: ABCnews, “Texas Woman Finds Missing Daughter in Mexico After 8 Years,” Olivia Smith and Anne Laurent, May 15, 2015

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