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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 forms do I need if I’m trying to do my own divorce in Bexar County?

| Nov 1, 2019 | Divorce |

If you’re looking to get divorced in Bexar County, it is possible to fill out your own paperwork and go through the process yourself, and the Bexar County District Clerk’s website even has a page linking to a number of helpful forms to get you started (which we have on our site as well). The issue, though, once you get started, is how to finish.

Even if you’re thinking about a do-it-yourself divorce, the Law Office of Lisa A. Vance recommends that you check in with a lawyer along the way. First of all, you want to make sure that it’s the best fit possible for your case. It could be that you have a very simple case that would require relatively few billable hours for a lawyer to take care of it.

But you could have a more complicated divorce than you think. You might have an asset a judge might consider separate property instead of community property, for instance. Without a lawyer reviewing your case with you, you won’t know what you’re entitled to and what you might be sacrificing in the interest of just doing it yourself.

It can also take more time to do a divorce yourself, even if you do everything right. If you file paperwork incorrectly, of course, you’ll have to redo it, which can delay your divorce. Also, because lawyers like ours work so often with the district judges who sign divorce decrees, we’re more likely to be able to catch their attention and expedite cases.

When you pay for a divorce with a law firm like the Law Office of Lisa Vance, part of what you’re paying for is the expertise and experience we have in settling divorces, and part of what you’re paying for is the access to judges and clerks that the general population just doesn’t have.

If you are filing a divorce yourself, remember that the divorce petition has to be accompanied by Standing Orders. Those establish the guidelines for how both parties will behave during the divorce, as well as how the children will be as protected (as much as possible) from the disruption of divorce. 

There’s also a financial form called the Inventory and Appraisement, which accounts for assets and debts within the marital estate. Since divorce is a legal process which largely deals with untangling two people’s money and property, this is an essential form in any divorce – and it’s okay if just looking at it keeps you from wanting to go through with a do-it-yourself divorce! 

There’s also an Income and Expense form which can be useful in determining child support or spousal maintenance, if the case involves either or both of those possibilities.

Finally, they provide a Rules for Mediation form, if the other forms give you enough pause to consider doing the divorce entirely on your own, and you want to investigate how mediation can help you settle your divorce, it runs through all the things to think about there.

The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance can help you determine if you can successfully do your divorce yourself as well as whether you should. If you feel that you need just a little help, or want a lot more help once an initial consultation helps you determine that, we’re there for you. While your inclination might be that going without a lawyer can save you money, it can actually save you money in the long run to get a lawyer on board to help you.

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