The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C.

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We are now accepting clients statewide in Texas.


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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Do you really want a “pitbull” divorce lawyer?

| Aug 11, 2017 | Divorce, Ethics In Divorce |


Let’s say you’ve found a lawyer who boasts about being a “pitbull.” This lawyer will fight for you in court, promises to win, and promises to stick it to your spouse in the process.


In the moment, that might sound great–but before you sign on with a pitbull divorce lawyer, let’s talk about what that means.


Because you’re preparing for a court fight, you’re bypassing any negotiation that might be possible. You’re immediately in an adversarial position with your spouse, and if you have children together, you’re damaging the co-parenting relationship you’ll continue to have long after the divorce is over.


Because you’re going to court, you’re automatically on the court’s schedule. The judge won’t check with you to see if the date chosen works for you–it’ll just be chosen, and you’ll have to take however long it takes your pitbull lawyer to fight it out against your spouse’s lawyer.


Settling a divorce in court can also cost you quite a bit of money. The “fighting” that a pitbull lawyer does on the way to court and in court won’t come cheaply. You may win everything you want at the end. But you may also end up splitting assets with your spouse, being forced to sell the family home and divide whatever profits come from that, and get stuck with a custody schedule that inconveniences both parents and children. The judge will ultimately decide.


There are cases, however, where a pitbull might be exactly what you need. If you know you need to go to court, if you have a spouse who will be uncooperative and even combative, if fighting for sole custody is best for the safety of your children, you need a lawyer ready and able to fight.


But you want to make sure the fight is proportionate to what you need. Fighting just to fight can cost you money and time, and can make co-parenting more difficult down the road.


At the Law Office of Lisa Vance, we can determine whether a pitbull or a “collie” approach works best for your case. We have lawyers who can take on both roles, or something in between, to help you secure the decree you want.


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