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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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Is January really “Divorce Month?”

| Jan 28, 2020 | Firm News |

There’s a perception out there that after the holidays conclude, with the idea of fresh starts and new beginnings in the air, that there’s a rush of unhappy couples to family law offices to initiate divorces. In fact, the perception is that January is “Divorce Month,” and that more divorces are filed at this time of year than any other.

The New York Times recently deflated this myth while, in a way, giving some credence to the idea that people might be more divorce-minded once a new year is officially underway.

The article explores the idea that January is the most frequent month for divorce, and actually floated the idea that more filings happen in March and August than at other times of the year.

It did, however, note the following:

A Google Trends search for “divorce” last year returned that it was, ever so slightly, most popular from Jan. 6 through Jan. 12. The term also appeared to be trending upward from the last week of December through this week. But over the past five years, the search term peaked at various times including March 2018, January 2017 and September 2016.

It also noted that while Thanksgiving to New Year’s tends to be slower for divorce lawyers, activity picks back up in January. Indeed, some of that might be attributed to the sentiment, as National Association of Divorce Professionals chief executive Vicky Townsend put it, that “the holidays are over, and I’m not going into this year as miserable as I was last year.”

We see that from the calls we get right after the new year starts that this is the case. A number of the calls we get indicate that events during the holiday season actually function as a “last straw” to move people to want to divorce.

The reason for March rather than January as a busy month for filing could have to do with what’s required for filing. As those who get divorced come to know, it’s a legal agreement that seeks to distribute a couple’s assets and debts, and therefore requires significant financial paperwork even when couples agree to how to split those. It’s not unreasonable at all to take six to eight weeks to decide on the right lawyer and get financial documents together to be ready to proceed when the petition is filed.

The most important thing to remember in divorce is that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. There’s not an especially good or bad time of the year to file, there’s no guarantee that both parties will want to move toward divorce at the same pace, and there’s no set timetable for how long a divorce will take (though in Texas, a divorce petition must be on file at least 60 days before the divorce can be granted).

If you think you’re ready to divorce, the Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. can help you determine which approach might be best in your case, as well as which of our lawyers might be best suited to work with you throughout the divorce process. Whether you make the decision in January or another time of the year, having a family law firm that can handle litigation, mediation, and collaborative law gives you more choices on the directions you’d like to go.

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