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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 do I need a team to protect my assets in a high-net-worth divorce?

| Aug 4, 2017 | Divorce, High-Net-Worth Divorce |

Why would a couple getting divorced need a whole team of people to protect their assets? Because some marital estates are more complicated than others. If it’s a high net worth divorce, or one or both parties run businesses, or if their assets are more complex than is typical of couples, it’s worth it to bring financial experts into the discussion.


But not all divorces are alike. In cases involving lots of assets, unusual assets, or business valuations, the first step is just figuring out what everything is worth. We bring in a qualified expert to do what is known as a forensic evaluation to look at all parts of the marital estate. We can’t determine how to fairly distribute the assets if we don’t know the value of all the assets.

 

“Each person in a divorce can go into it with a completely different understanding of what the assets are really worth,” says Rick Soat, a CPA here in San Antonio who we involve with some divorces. “By coming in and giving the couple a valuation on what the estate is really worth, they can then move forward on figuring out how to split it fairly and without disruption to any illiquid assets.”

 

We also work with tax lawyers that we work with on these cases. It’s good to know what assets are worth in determining how to divide an estate. But without knowing what the effects will be on each person’s taxes, a couple doesn’t have all the information they need to make a fully-informed decision about their finances.

 

There’s one other goal that we have in putting a team together: Making sure that people don’t lose a sizeable part of their estate in fighting over it. There can be a lot of hatred that comes with these kinds of divorces, and there doesn’t have to be.

 

Many high-net-worth divorces can be best resolved in the collaborative process. Collaborative divorce allows for creative, tailor-made solutions to the unique issues a high-net-worth estate can bring up. An experienced financial team can help couples arrive at a plan that preserves more wealth for themselves and their children, especially for couples that have a range of assets allowing for multiple solutions.

 

There are horror stories right here in Texas about couples that have spent literally millions on divorces, only to have the judge rule in a way that either is the same or worse than what we could help them construct. If you have a large estate in the balance, you owe it to yourself, your children, and your legacy to not sink it into a legal battle. We have a team ready to help you arrive at a divorce solution that protects your wealth.

 

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