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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 a prenup can do for you

 

Texas couples who are planning to get married should understand how prenuptial agreements can help them.

A prenuptial agreement may not be everyone’s idea of a romantic precursor to a marriage but it is something that more and more couples today are creating. Engaged persons in San Antonio are learning how prenuptial agreements have changed in the past several decades, offering protections that extend far beyond those related to assets.

A look at traditional prenups

At one time, prenuptial agreements were believed to be useful only to people who were very wealthy. They could guard against serious asset loss in the event of a later divorce. They were used in cases where both spouses entered a marriage with significant assets or only one person had assets of large value.

A look at modern prenups

Certainly asset protection is still a function of today’s prenuptial agreements. However, the reason for creating a marital contract does not end there. USA Today notes that people who have children from prior marriages or relationships can find prenups a helpful way to keep some belongings and assets separate when blending families. They can, in a way, be aides to other estate planning activities.

Another very popular element in prenuptial agreements is due to the rise in popularity and importance in our society of social media. This very public forum is for many an enjoyable way of staying in touch with people and sharing family news. It can, however, be an effective forum for painting a negative view of someone that gets filtered out very quickly.

Disgruntled spouses embroiled in a difficult divorce may not always censor themselves properly and their partners can be the victims of posts that are not exactly flattering to them. In some situations, this can even negatively impact a person’s business depending upon the nature of the post and the business.

Fox News notes that social media clauses can be included in prenuptial agreements to stipulate what is able to be posted on social sites and what is not. This can be in effect even during a marriage as well as after. ABC News reported that some fines for just one post can run up to $50,000.

What couples should do

Texas couples looking forward to their marriages should know that a prenuptial agreement must be properly created in order to be valid. Today notes that a prenup can be difficult to break if it falls within the legal bounds and is reasonable.

Talking to an attorney about a prenuptial agreement and learning what is involved in appropriately creating one is always recommended.