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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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What is a separation agreement?

| Jun 30, 2017 | Divorce, Separation Agreements |

Not all couples filing for separation end up getting divorced. Sometimes, when a couple opts for separation, it’s because they’re not sure they really want to go through with a divorce, but need time apart and their own spaces in order to figure things out. When couples opt for this route, some of them choose to create a separation agreement, and I think that’s an excellent idea.

 

A separation agreement can do several different things to help a couple deciding whether or not to get divorced. It can function the same way a traditional pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement can with regard to a couple’s finances. In those agreements, whether signed before or after the couple is married, the couple can state what they want done with assets and debts accumulated prior to their marriage. It can be helpful in case the couple divorces, as it settles issues that could otherwise be contested if the couple goes through a divorce.

 

 

 

A separation agreement does more than deal with just finances, though. It establishes ground rules for how a couple conducts itself during the separation. For a couple trying to repair their marriage, it can be helpful to commit to those rules in a document, even if they seem to be obvious, common sense guidelines.

 

 

 

The agreement might address fidelity while the couple is trying to reconcile, living arrangements, visitation schedules with children, and not closing or withdrawing from accounts or using lines of credit during the separation.

 

 

 

If you and your spouse are able to come to ground rules on your own, that’s good–and that can be an encouraging sign for your reconciliation. But having a separation agreement is better than just a set of agreed-on ground rules. A family lawyer overseeing the separation agreement can advise you on what can and can’t be included in one, as well as what recourse the both of you have if one or both of you violate the agreement.

If the separation does end in divorce, the separation agreement can–depending on its scope–eliminate some of the areas of conflict that might otherwise exist. But at the very least, it sets the tone for a potentially more productive and less contentious divorce process than you’d otherwise have.

 

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