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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 sees its first same-sex divorce

| Sep 4, 2015 | Divorce |

A few months ago, the Supreme Court of the United States made nationwide headlines when it legalized same-sex marriage all across the country. Many people rejoiced about the decision to finally marry their loved ones, but there were many people who lamented the new law. Shortly after that, Texas made many national headlines as various public officials and county clerks stood up for their religious beliefs and vowed to do what they could to stop same-sex marriages from happening.

The debate about same-sex marriage continues to rage across the country and particularly in Texas, but while many are concerned with same-sex couples’ right to marry, some same-sex couples are taking advantage of their newfound right to divorce.

As Texas was a state that did not even recognize same-sex marriages, not only could same-sex couples not be married in our state, but they could also not have a legal marriage performed in another state dissolved in Texas. This meant that same-sex couples who had been legally married had to stay legally married if they resided in Texas. With the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, this is no longer the case.

Shortly after the Supreme Court decision, one same-sex couple in Houston took advantage of their new rights in the state in order to get the first divorce in the city. The moment was bittersweet for the former couple, who claimed that they parted as friends, but it serves to remind Texas residents of a very important point: the right to same-sex marriage includes the right to same-sex divorce.

While there are not likely many Texas same-sex couples who wish to divorce, the increase in same-sex marriages may increase demand for same-sex divorces in the future. Same-sex couples who wish to divorce are encouraged to seek the aid of an attorney to learn more about their rights and what they should expect from a divorce in Texas.

Source: Houstonia, “Behind the Scenes of Houston’s First Gay Divorce,” Sarah Rufca, Sep. 1, 2015

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