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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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Factors that affect child custody in Texas

| Nov 1, 2015 | Fathers' Rights |

When it comes to child custody in Texas, there are two options: joint managing conservatorships and sole managing conservatorships. These different options are essentially joint custody and sole custody, but some parents, particularly fathers, may be concerned by the idea of a sole managing conservatorship. In such an arrangement, one parent has the final say on nearly every aspect of a child’s life, including where the child lives, what medical treatment they receive, education and more.

The reason that fathers might be particularly concerned with the idea is because mothers have been granted sole custody far more often than fathers. There are many different reasons for this, but some people have begun to assume that there is a gender bias when it comes to child custody arrangements. Many fathers are concerned that their rights are being infringed upon, as courts blatantly allow mothers more lenience when issues of custody arise.

Fathers can take comfort in the knowledge that many studies have recently shown the importance of having both parents in a child’s life, which has led courts to grant joint custody more often. In fact, the factors that affect whether or not one parent is given sole managing conservatorship in Texas are quite readily available, and none of them have to do with the gender of the parent.

Rather than gender issues, courts are instead concerned about whether a parent has a history of violence or substance abuse that might affect that parent’s ability to raise and care for a child. If you are going through a custody battle in Texas, and you are afraid that being the father will hurt your chances at custody, consider meeting with an attorney. Legal assistance can help you prove that you are a fit parent, well capable of providing your child with the care they need.

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