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
Why a Good Lawyer Makes a Lousy Therapist
When you’re feeling sad or angry or confused or frustrated about your divorce, would you rather talk to a professional who is trained to help you through your emotions, to make breakthroughs, and eventually grown and heal, or your lawyer?
Obviously, you’d choose a therapist over a lawyer if you were thinking about it rationally, but in divorce, there are moments in which you’re simply not rational. And you will probably, on occasion, vent to your lawyer over something that happens in the course of your divorce. That’s perfectly normal, and we’ve been there to support clients in those moments.
But we want to make sure our clients know at the outset that we’re not trained as therapists. We’re much better lawyers than we are therapists, and on average, we’re more expensive per hour than a therapist. Your divorce experience will be less costly and less frustrating if you keep your lawyer and your therapist in separate boxes. Your lawyer should be in the box where you talk about your case and how to move forward, and your therapist should be in the box where you work through your emotions.
We’re happy to recommend therapists who work with divorcing women or divorcing men as part of our initial consultation with clients. It’s important for people who are getting divorced to attend to their emotions during the process. It’s hard to know how long it will take you to get over divorce—every person is different, after all—but working on it with a professional while you’re in the midst of it will make it that much easier to move on once your divorce is final.