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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 Uncontested Divorces Still Need Lawyers

| Feb 17, 2017 | Divorce, Financial Professional Consultation |

Some of the divorces we handle are considered “uncontested.” Both parties come to the table ready to divorce, they don’t have children, and they have what appears to be a relatively easy estate to split up. It would seem, to some observers, that this is the type of divorce that wouldn’t even really need lawyers, except for filing it in court to make it official.


But even uncontested divorces have the potential for surprises–the kinds of surprises that aren’t fun, and that could reveal themselves well after the divorce is over. There might be assets or debts that need to be factored in to the final settlement but only come up after a thorough inventory. There might be a misunderstanding as to what qualifies as community property vs. separate property. There might be a lien on a property that might come to haunt whichever party ends up getting the property in the decree.

 

How do we help in uncontested divorces? First, we make sure that there’s a full inventory of finances, determining what is community property and what isn’t, as well as what is liquid and what isn’t. That allows the couple to make a more educated determination of how to split assets and debts fairly.

 

That also insures that the divorce can stay uncontested. We can’t represent both parties in a divorce, so in these kinds of divorces, our firm represents one party and the other operates without counsel. However, if the inventory reveals a more complicated estate than the couple first thought they had, the unrepresented party may want or need to retain her or his own lawyer.

 

We want to do all we can to make sure that there are no misunderstandings between two people who are getting along well enough to settle a divorce without rancor.

 

An uncontested divorce is still a divorce, after all, with legal and financial significance that can last well beyond when it’s signed. You want to make sure that you have a decree that works for your situation, regardless of how relatively easy you can arrive at it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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