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We are now accepting clients statewide in Texas.

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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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How expensive is it to divorce in Texas compared to other states?

| Jan 31, 2020 | Divorce, Finances And Divorce |

One of the biggest concerns couples have heading into a divorce in Texas is the cost. While divorce marks the end of a marriage, it’s not just simply just ending a marriage. What happens in a divorce affects a couple, their children, and their money for the foreseeable future. It can be a complicated process, and it’s best handled by an experienced lawyer who knows the Texas Family Code, the court system, and the judges who will determine what the final decree looks like should the case go to litigation.

There’s a new USA Today article that confirms the high cost of divorce in Texas, comparing costs in all 50 states. It shows that Texas has the fifth-highest cost in the nation for both cases that do and don’t involve children.

That might seem intimidating, and might give some couples in Texas pause before they do decide to divorce. One thing to keep in mind is that litigation can significantly increase the price tag on a divorce. If your lawyer has to go to court on your behalf, there’s an hourly charge for each hour that a lawyer is in the courtroom, whether it’s advocating for you or waiting to advocate for you. When a lawyer goes to court for you, the judge is a giant X-factor.

It’s also important to remember that the cost of a divorce depends largely on the client. Law offices bill for their time, and bill differently for lawyers and paralegals. The team around a lawyer is well-equipped to answer questions and achieve many of the steps that need to be taken during a divorce. It’s advantageous to you, if you’re divorcing, to understand who can do what and to make sure you’re not insisting on having a lawyer do what another member of the team can do.

Also remember that while you’ll have a lot of questions during the course of a divorce, you don’t have to have them all answered as soon as they occur to you. At the Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, we advise our clients to compile their questions into a weekly email that we can then efficiently answer in a direct, focused way — and, crucially, in a format where you can go back and read it when you need to.

Sometimes, in divorce, you’re overwhelmed, and if you get an answer over the phone, you may not hear it the first time, or you may not remember it exactly after hearing it. When it’s in email, you can read it when your head’s clear and you’re in the right place to understand it.

While divorce can be expensive, and while it’s unpredictable to know what the final price tag of a divorce will be, we’re a law firm that believes in being efficient and helping clients know how they can best participate in the process. That keeps their costs down and helps keep the focus on getting them the best divorce decrees possible.

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