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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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Why We Can’t Forget Orlando

| Jun 24, 2016 | LGBTQ Family Law |

It’s now been nearly two weeks since the terrible tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, and after an initial outpouring of support for the victims and the survivors, we’re beginning to see the story fade from our collective consciousness. Investigators are still trying to determine what the killer’s real motivations were, with some questions about how motivated by jihad he really was, but those stories are getting less and less attention. The Senate held votes for new gun laws earlier this week after a filibuster inspired by the tragedy, but none of those proposed laws were actually passed.

We do know two things – first, the person responsible for these unspeakable crimes targeted many members of the LGBTQ community, and second, it’s not the first time that LGBTQ community members have lost their lives due to the hatred of others.

I hope that what happened in Orlando will result in positive change, where more of us come to accept that love is love, and that LGBTQ people deserve the same rights and the same dignities as straight people.

In my 35 years of practicing family law in San Antonio, I’ve worked with families to resolve their disputes, no matter how those families are composed. I’ve seen remarkable changes over the years. I still remember how horrified I was the first time I tried a civil case involving domestic violence between two men, and overheard the judge chuckling about details. I remember how challenging it once was to work on same-sex adoptions, or to help couples divide estates who were married body and soul if not in the eyes of Texas state law.

Thanks to the Supreme Court, marriage is now possible in the United States for any two people who love each other, be they gay or straight, and I believe that change in the law is something that will ultimately bring us to a better understanding of one another.

But this change doesn’t eliminate challenges for the LGBTQ community. Some of the couples who do marry in this new era will ultimately seek divorce, and there are questions that LGBTQ divorces will raise. There’s more awareness and acceptance for transgender people, but there are also legal challenges that come with determining what gender you identify as.

Whether it’s helping clients through gay or lesbian divorce, a custody case involving LGBTQ parents, or cases involving legal and medical issues for transgender people, I’ve been proud to help LGBTQ clients with their family law needs throughout their career. When it comes to divorce, I believe that families are families, and that while divorce might change what a family looks like, it shouldn’t destroy it. And when it comes to all family law issues, I believe all my clients are deserving of my compassion, my ability to resolve disputes, and my ability to fight when necessary.

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