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
Who is Entitled to Spousal Support?
The Courts use the following information to Determine Spousal Maintenance:
- each spouse’s ability to take care of their own minimal and basic needs independently considering all financial resources
- the education and employment skills
- does the spouse seeking support have the time necessary to acquire the education or training to enable them to earn sufficient income and is the training available and feasible.
- the length of the marriage
- the age, employment history, earning ability, physical and emotional health of the spouse seeking maintenance
- whether either spouse is paying child support. Do these payments affect the spouse from the ability to take care of their basic needs.
- whether either spouse has had excessive or abnormal expenditures or destruction, concealment, or fraudulent disposed of joint property.
- whether one spouse contributed to the other spouse’s education, training, or increased the earning power of the other spouse.
- the property each spouse brought to the marriage
- whether one spouse was a homemaker
- acts of adultery or cruel treatment by either spouse
- any history of family violence