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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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Whether it’s coronavirus or divorce, listen to the experts

| Mar 9, 2020 | Divorce, Family Law |

The recent, ongoing news about coronavirus certainly has a lot of us concerned. Though it’s not yet officially a pandemic, it is the type of disease that can definitely get to pandemic status. There are still questions to be answered about its severity and its fatality rate, as well as how to best fight it and recover from it should you contract it.

But even though the information might be changing as more cases come to light and as more and more scientists accumulate more and more hours studying the disease, one of the things we should all be mindful of is to listen to the experts.

Americans will find a way to meet any challenge they must face. We are a country of true grit, and we will unite to support each other, and strangers’ families, in times of a threat to the entire country.

In dealing with a potentially big public health crisis, especially in a situation where a lot of advice is being given by people with varying degrees of knowledge and expertise, it’s best to trust the experts. When I’m getting my coronavirus updates, I’m looking to the WHO and CDC and other officials who specialize in public health.

Though it’s not as potentially life and death as coronavirus, divorce does have a major impact on the people it’s happening to, whether it’s those in the process of divorce or those who are adjusting to their post-divorce lives and their divorce decrees. As you’re going through your divorce, you might have a “hunch” about what you think you should do, or close family and friends might, or people who have gone through divorce before might. It can feel helpful to listen to those people. They might, you reason, have ideas that can help you in your own divorce.

But divorce is a situation where you should also listen to the experts. In this case, the best expert is a family law who is licensed to settle divorces in your state, who you hire to protect your interests and advocate on your behalf.

You might hear about something you should do or some law that you believe might apply to you, but might find that when you talk about it with a family law, it might not actually be the way to go. For instance, you might have heard about a law in a Michigan divorce that doesn’t work in Texas law, or a legal strategy that worked in 2006 but was affected by a 2013 law change. Texas family lawyers will be up on the Texas Family Code and what’s changed in it.

A family lawyer will let you know what you can’t do in your specific case, but will also let you know what you can do — and you might learn of options or approaches to settling your divorce that you wouldn’t have known about by just talking to friends or family. The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance does a great range of divorces, so they can help with traditional, litigated divorces, or mediated divorces, or collaborative law.

They can even give guidance in so-called “kitchen table” divorces, which, while it’s the family law equivalent of giving yourself surgery, can work if you have agreement with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse about how to settle your divorce, and if you have a lawyer overseeing the agreement and helping you to actually get it to the judge who will finalize it.

Doing a kitchen table divorce by yourself can mean delays in finalizing your divorce, if you don’t do it right or file it right. It also means you might not be accounting for something that you do need to lawyers to help you with — for example, if you are treating inheritance like community property and it should be separate property, that could certainly be something worth listening to experts about and heeding their advice.

Serious matters, like disease and divorce, deserve the expertise of people who make it their lives to be as informed and as up-to-date as possible. And, as people who might be affected by big, potentially life-changing matters, you deserve to hear their expertise and make informed, principled decisions.

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