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We are now accepting clients statewide in Texas.

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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 should I know about adoption in Texas?

| Aug 14, 2015 | Family Law |

Adoption is a wonderful thing for many people: parents, children and couples looking to adopt. Though adoption is wonderful, it can also be quite difficult since it is a legal procedure with more than a few hurdles that must be overcome. In order to ensure that your adoption process is smooth, and there are no issues later on down the road, it is highly recommended that couples familiarize themselves with adoption law. Since the law varies by state, Texas residents should be aware of Texas laws.

The good news for Texas residents is that there is not too much to worry about when it comes to adoption in our state. Nearly everyone can adopt a child in Texas, although if the child is more than 11 years old, the child must consent to the adoption. There is also a six-month statute of limitations in which an adoption can be challenged.

Perhaps the most pertinent issue regarding adoption is the legality of adoption for same-sex couples. As these couples are incapable of conceiving children together, adoption is a rather popular method for same-sex couples to expand their family. Until recently, it was very difficult, if not impossible, for same-sex couples to adopt in Texas because their marriage was not legally recognized. The recent Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage across the country has obviously affected this.

Still, Texas has made national headlines on more than one occasion since the Supreme Court ruling because many in the state continue to oppose same-sex marriage. Because of this, same-sex couples are encouraged to seriously consider seeking legal assistance when attempting to adopt a child. The legal aid provided by an attorney can help same-sex couples take advantage of their rights and add another member to their family.

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