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We are now accepting clients statewide in Texas.

WE ARE WORKING!

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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They’re People Too: Knowing the Judge’s Sympathies Can Be Essential to Winning a Case

| Oct 28, 2016 | Children In Divorce, Divorce, Family Law |

We practice family law in a number of counties. While the majority of our divorce cases and other family law cases take place in Bexar County, we are frequently advocating in Kerr, Kendall, Guadalupe and Comal counties–and are no stranger to counties in west Texas and deep southeast Texas as well, on behalf of our clients. And in the process, we’ve learned that there’s a range of judges who oversee each case we try, some of who are knowledgeable and friendly and fair, and some who are less so.


I’ve encountered at least one judge in a small county who admitted to the lawyers that in his court, there were not much need for familiarity with the Texas Family Code, and we were arguing a high-conflict case where it most definitely applied.

 

In another case, I advocated for a gay client and lost, when the facts and the law were squarely on her side. The very next week, I was horrified to read the Judge’s letter to the editor where he espoused an anti-gay point of view.

 

I’ve tried cases before one judge who unfairly favors women, even in custody cases where it’s clear that the mother’s incapable of caring for a child.

 

Part of the advantage of a firm like ours is the breadth of knowledge of the judge in a particular case and knowing how he or she might receive our client’s facts.

 

In all cases, we’re looking at possible grounds for appeal, and we’re making sure we take the steps necessary to go that route should we need to. If it’s clear to use that the judge isn’t going to see the case our way, and we’re stuck with that judge for the case, we reassure our clients that there’s another round to the fight and that we’re preparing for it.

 

That’s not to say, of course, that all the judges in and around San Antonio require caution and scrutiny and a game plan for going into the appeals process. Many judges are genuinely concerned with the welfare of children in divorce and custody cases, and are ultimately looking for what we’re looking for: creating fair solutions based on the facts of the case. Just like the rest of us, they are also human–and are not necessarily even aware of their own leanings.


For those judges who don’t know the law? We know who they are and know how to navigate those cases accordingly. And if it’s a new judge? Well, since this isn’t our first rodeo, we apply what we’ve learned in prior cases and put that experience to work.

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