Is there really a connection between the Super Bowl and domestic violence?
With COVID-19, divorces are up, but are they happening the same way?
Divorces are up in recent months in Texas. What does that say about coronavirus, and how people should divorce in 2020?
On this holiday weekend, stay safe and stay home
San Antonio’s parks may be closed, but its courts are still open.
Domestic violence and coronavirus in Bexar County: What to know and what to do
Social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean you have to live with family violence.
Help Yourself: Practical Advice for People Experiencing Domestic Violence
When we were creating the Help Yourself section for the Law Office of website, we knew most of the entries would be about divorce. Even though we're a full-service San Antonio family law firm, who work on child custody cases and probate...
How spousal abuse impacts Texas divorces
One of the first things to know about spousal abuse is that it's grounds for divorce in Texas. If you're someone who is being abused in a marriage, and you want to get out of the marriage, the Texas Family Code allows you to do that. Chapter 71 specifically defines...
How do I get my parental rights restored?
When a parent has his or her parental rights limited in the Texas Family Courts, it can be a devastating blow--or it can be a wake-up call that leads to meaningful life changes. I've seen many parents who undergo rehabilitation or anger management programs and come...
How do I get protective orders in a domestic violence case?
One of the most important things we do at the Law Office of Lisa Vance is to help people who are experiencing domestic violence to get protective orders. It's not an easy or automatic process, but for those who fear for their safety and need what protective orders...
Divorce without Children and Domestic Violence
It is easy to think that domestic violence victims without children should have a relatively "easy" divorce, but that is usually not the case. Many times, in marriages without children, the batterer may try even harder to continue to subject the victim of abuse...
Domestic Violence – What is in the Best Interest of the Children?
Divorces with domestic violence and children are complicated. The Courts often struggle with how to juxtapose the allegations of domestic violence (along with the victim's credibility and safety) with the ultimate question they are required to answer, "What is in the...