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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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Are there legal requirements for divorcing in Texas?

| Oct 22, 2015 | Family Law |

Nearly every state has specific requirements for filing for a divorce. Obviously the dissolution of a marriage is a significant issue in many ways: legally, socially and even religiously for some people. Because of this, states want to make sure that people cannot simply file for divorce haphazardly and without treating the situation with the severity it deserves. That is why certain requirements must be met in most states before divorce proceedings can continue.

One such requirement in Texas is the residency requirement, which states that in order to file for a divorce in Texas, at least one party must have an established residency in the state for at least six months. Additionally, that party must also have lived in the county in which he or she files for divorce for at least 90 days. After a suit is filed, there is a 60-day waiting period.

While these timelines serve to ensure that married couples are not divorcing in Texas without being residents of the state, it is also important to note the reason for a divorce. Texas recognizes no-fault divorce, which means that there does not have to be a specific instance or reason for which couples seek to end the marriage. Neither party must be at fault in any way, so long as the couple agrees that the marriage is unsalvageable.

Of course, just because you do not have to have a reason doesn’t mean that you cannot have a reason. If, for example, you can prove that your spouse was cruel or committed adultery, you will have strong grounds for divorce. These grounds for divorce are significant because they can affect how your divorce proceedings play out in many ways. If you are seeking a divorce in Texas, consider meeting with an attorney to help you understand the many laws that govern divorce in our state.

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