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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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Statistics indicate Texas laws may not prevent divorce

| Oct 8, 2015 | Divorce |

It seems that divorce is always a popular topic of discussion when it comes to families and the state of the family unit in our country currently. You have likely heard the statistic that half of marriages end in divorce, with many claiming that it is for this reason that younger couples should wait longer before tying the knot. There are many factors that could contribute to a divorce, but rushing into things certainly does not seem to help matters.

What you may not know is that there are a few states that have waiting periods imposed on marriage, and Texas is one of them. In Texas, couples must wait three days after they apply for a marriage license before they can actually get married. During this period, the state offers pre-marriage counseling in order to set couples up for success when they start their lives together. Of course, whether or not this waiting period helps is up for debate.

Nationwide statistics put the divorce rate across the country at just about 50 percent. In Texas, the rate is nearly 48 percent. This means that Texas falls just below the national average, which begs the question of how effective such policies like waiting periods and counseling are. Of course, the counseling may actually be more beneficial if more people took advantage of it. In September of this year, more than 400 people were married, and fewer than 15 of those couples took the counseling classes.

Whether you go through a waiting period or meet with a counselor, the fact of the matter is that not all marriages last. There are many things that might cause a marriage to become less successful, but it is not necessarily a failure of the couple if things break down. What is most important is that couples do not remain in an unhappy marriage when they could move on with their lives and find happiness elsewhere. If you are unhappy in your marriage, consider meeting with an attorney and discussing your options and what you could expect in a divorce.

Source: KRGV, “Texas Tries to Prevent Divorces,” Oct. 1, 2015

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