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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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How can an ethical attorney affect your case?

| Jun 2, 2017 | Divorce, Ethics In Divorce |

I believe that it’s important for a family lawyer to be ethical in everything he or she does. We think of ethics as important in all things, and when someone selects a family lawyer to take on a divorce, the sense of a lawyer being ethical is certainly important. But how does it affect a case?

 

I believe that ethics have a direct relationship to the expediency and efficiency with which your case is handled. I’ve been in situations where the opposing party’s counsel isn’t as ethical, where dilatory behavior results in slowing down and needlessly complicating a divorce.

 

Sometimes, it’s coming from the opposing party wanting to frustrate my client–with an attorney who is only too happy to oblige–and sometimes, it comes directly from the attorney. It can manifest as a specific set of legal maneuvers that don’t help move the case forward, or might bog it down purposefully. It can also happen when opposing counsel chooses not to respond to requests I make on behalf on my client to move things forward.

 

Obviously, when that happens, it makes a divorce more expensive and more frustrating. If the other side isn’t cooperating, we can certainly file motions to get the divorce back on track, but that makes it more expensive and more cumbersome than I’d prefer.

 

To me, communication with a client is a big part of handling a divorce case ethically. Communication is about quality as well as quantity. It’s important to me that my client understands what’s going on. One of the first things I like to do in a case is introduce my client to the whole team. There are times where it’s most appropriate for a paralegal, another attorney, or a financial neutral to be in contact with a client. If I handled every item on a divorce checklist for a client, it would make the divorce more expensive. A client should know when a paralegal’s calling that this is an important part of the team calling, and the paralegal’s involvement is keeping that final cost down.

 

That’s important in any family law situation, but especially in a divorce, which has the potential to cost time, money, or energy. If you’re looking for a lawyer to help you with a family law case in Bexar County or the surrounding counties, all of us at the Law Office of Lisa Vance are happy to talk to you about your case and what we can bring to it. I can tell you that ethics are important to all of us, and we are committed to representing you with the respect and consideration you deserve.

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