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 You Don’t Have to Go to Court to Get What You Want
There’s a misperception that’s still out there about divorce. People think you have to go to court to get what you want from a divorce settlement.
The truth is that most of the people who think they’re going to go all the way to court with their cases end up settling before they get there. Along the way, many couples taking steps toward a court date decide that it’s too expensive or unpleasant or unnecessary, and then shift from an adversarial position to a more cooperative one.
Though every divorce is different, many couples can save themselves time, money, and frustration if they decide on an alternative to a litigated divorce at the outset.
For some couples, mediation is a terrific alternative—it allows couples to come together for a half-day or full-day session, and with the help of a mediator, resolve the issues keeping them from arriving at a settlement.
Others find collaborative divorce works well. Each party is represented by a lawyer committed to arriving at a decree through meetings, and if necessary, financial and mental health specialists (with lower hourly rates than lawyers) can assist in dividing assets and helping you come up with workable custody solutions. Collaborative divorce allows for flexible, creative solutions that go beyond what a judge will typically award in litigation.
If you don’t want to go to court, but still want to settle your divorce with support from a lawyer, schedule an appointment with us so we can answer questions you might have about mediation or collaborative divorce.