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

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Divorce and Family Law Matters

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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One of the most important things to keep in mind in family law – for everyone involved – is that the parent-child relationship is fundamentally the same throughout the divorce. A divorce decree means that parents will go about their routines differently, and they will have to be mindful of rules set up to manage when each parent will get to be with his or her kids, but they don’t stop being parents.

It’s also important to look at the divorce from the children’s perspectives. Life changes dramatically for children who experience divorce, starting with the need to learn new routines and the experience of having two homes rather than one shared home with everyone in it. But in the vast majority of cases, children who go through divorce still love both of their parents, and still look to their parents for security, guidance, and providing what they need.

At the Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, we prefer to think of divorce as creating new families rather than splitting families apart. While it’s difficult for children to go from being with both Mom and Dad to being with Mom part of the time and Dad part of the time, we know that children can adjust to their new situations, thrive, and feel loved after a divorce is finalized.

But that doesn’t happen without the parents focusing on their children and their children’s experience during and after the divorce. Simply put, parents have to be conscious of their children throughout the process, realizing that though they might have differences with each other that keep them from wanting to stay married, they will remain parents to their children, and will have to work together in some capacity.

It starts during the divorce. Disagreements can and do happen in divorce, and it’s natural to feel emotions like anger and fear in the heat of the negotiations, but it’s better for everyone involved if they happen without bitterness or rancor. If couples can resolve a divorce without litigation, that can definitely bode well for their future co-parenting relationships. Indeed, if they choose to negotiate a settlement via collaborative law or mediation, they can practice the skills they’ll need once they’re interacting with one another as co-parents.

Even if a divorce requires litigation, it can be done in a way that focuses on the issues, that doesn’t descend into petty squabbles and unnecessary motions, and that minimizes the effects on the children. A divorce trial typically is over in a finite number of days; you don’t want it to create friction that will intrude on the co-parenting relationship and affect the children for months or even years.

We believe in fighting when necessary – after all, we see ourselves as fierce, compassionate lawyers – but we also believe in fighting the right way, and always keeping the children in focus. Maintaining a healthy family – even through the challenges of divorce – can happen if the importance of the children isn’t lost in the process.

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