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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 are the benefits of being divorced?

| Mar 15, 2019 | Divorce, Emotional Support And Divorce |

“What are the benefits of being divorced?” It seems like an odd question to ask, particularly thinking about the emotional challenges facing people during and after the divorce, as well as the financial challenges it can bring. But in moving from the uncertainty of contemplating divorce to the certainly of a finalized divorce, many people can begin the glorious process of moving on and moving past it.

There’s a great article we came upon in Reader’s Digest, called “These Are the Top 10 Benefits of Being Divorced,” that capture a lot of what we recognize in our clients who go through divorce, and echo a lot of what we tell clients at those times they need perspective the most.

One of the most heartening benefits that author Lauren Cahn listed was being able to see that her marriage was a success. In our society, we often characterize marriage as a failure because we expect it to last forever. We know that, statistically speaking, one in two marriages end in divorce, which makes for an extremely high failure rate is lasting forever is the only measurement we have to go by.

But what about the wonderful children that are created as the result of a marriage? What about the growth that people experience being in a long-term relationship, and taking on all the responsibilities that marriage brings? If marriage is looked at with that lens, as Cahn does, it allows people to see a marriage as successful even if it ends. In fact, the couple who realizes that divorce is the healthiest choice for the both of them to be happy and grow can in itself be a success.

Another benefit Cahn cites that’s worth contemplating is loneliness. We think of marriage as the antidote to loneliness. So many single people focus on dating as a path to marriage, after all, with the idea that if they date well and find the right partner, they won’t have to be lonely anymore. But she points out that people within unhappy marriages can feel lonely – perhaps even more so than if they were actually uncoupled and spending times with friends or pursuing interests.

She also talks about divorce being what allowed her to be honest with friends again and repair those relationships. She even talks about being able to maintain a friendship with her ex, where they were able to rediscover what made them first begin to like each other, without the pressure of having to make a lifelong relationship work. In other words, the marriage was emphasizing the differences between them, and divorce allowed them to understand once again what they had in common.

Divorce is one of the most “your mileage may vary” experiences people go through – some people have an incredibly difficult time getting back to normal or even a “new normal,” whereas others have an easier time recovering. Thinking about divorce’s benefits can provide some of the positive outlook that will help you through whatever challenges it presents.

And while The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance is first and foremost concerned with delivering a decree that addresses your legal and financial concerns, we also want you to be in a better emotional place as a result of your divorce. The work we do, combined with the perspective we bring, aims to do all of that.

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