WE ARE WORKING!
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
What to Expect From a Divorce Lawyer
Once you hire a divorce lawyer, you might be wondering what to expect. After all, most divorces are still first divorces, so working with a divorce lawyer is a new experience for lots of people!
You will have homework
While your lawyer will advocate for you, s/he has to know your situation. You’ll be asked what you want in a settlement and what things matter most to you. You’ll be expected to produce financial records. Your lawyer will guide you though legal proceedings, but you’ll need to participate to a degree.
Your lawyer is not your counselor
While your lawyer understands divorce is emotional, and may offer you a shoulder to cry on in the moment, a divorce lawyer works best when focusing on your decree. If you’re struggling emotionally during the divorce—which is common—you’re best to find a counselor who can help you with your emotions, and separate that work from the legal work your lawyer’s doing for you.
It’s your divorce
If you’ve been preparing for litigation, but feel that you’re rather opt for mediation or negotiation, you can talk to your lawyer about switching strategies—you’re not locked into litigation. While a good lawyer will walk you though the options available to you, the option you embark on is ultimately your choice. (And at the Law Office of Lisa Vance, we have lawyers who can guide you through several options.)