We’re big believers in seeking legal counsel when the rest of your life depends on it. Divorce is more than about just leaving someone you no longer get along with. If you’ve acquired assets during your marriage, you want to make sure you’re getting your fair share of those. If you have children that came from the marriage, you want to make sure they’re taken care of and that you minimize any emotional impact the divorce will create for them. 

But on the way to divorce, there might be a number of questions that come up that you think you might need a lawyer to answer. For instance, you might wonder what information you need to know and what information you need to gather as you prepare for a divorce. You may hear about needing an IOLTA as you start working with a lawyer, and might have no idea what that is. You might think you’re eligible for spousal maintenance, if you’re not exactly clear on how to qualify. 

That’s where our Help Yourself section comes in. We created it especially to answer those questions that people might have as they’re exploring divorce as an option. We understand that it’s a big decision, and people want to try to gather info to get a sense of what it means and how it works before calling lawyers. 

We also know that some of the information out there is hard to understand or not as practical as it could be. Some of it, to be honest, might not be the best information to base a big decision on. 

With our Help Yourself section, we aimed to create easy to read, honest, solid information for Texans considering divorce. That’s important, as we practice in Bexar County and a number of surrounding counties, and can work on divorces across state lines. In our blog, for instance, we’ve talked about what legal recourse you have if your ex takes your child out of the state or country

But we talk about divorce from a Texas Family Code perspective, and not all law blogs and law websites do that. You might have what you think are helpful insights from a California-based or Illinois-based lawyer writing on a blog, but those insights might not entirely apply due to what Texas law might call for. 

For example, we include Texas residency requirements for divorce, to so you can make sure that a San Antonio-based lawyer can even take your case. If you’re wondering about other aspects of the Texas Family Code, like determining paternity, we’ve got you covered there as well! 

If you’ve considering divorce in Texas, and particularly if you’re considering divorce in San Antonio, you can see the information that the Law Office of Lisa A. Vance is willing to share with you even before you make a first call. And if you’re wondering what to expect if you do call, we also explain how our initial consultation works, what that first call is like, and even how you should go about choosing a law firm

Know that we understand the big step that divorce is in people’s lives, and we’re a law firm that prides itself on being fierce when we need to be, but compassionate because that’s just who we are. We encourage you to take a look at the info, and help yourself understand more about what to expect in divorce.