Vance Family Law is overloaded with cases for the time being. We will not be accepting new clients or cases until November 2020.
If you call, I am still willing to listen to an overview of your case and refer you to a few attorneys I feel might be a good fit for you.

I have been doing a lot more house calls because of the COVID-19 situation. No, I won't go into your house, but I will stand in your driveway, sit in a lawn chair six feet away, and consult with you about your family law case. Today, I was in Oroville, tomorrow--house calls in Stirling City and...

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I HEARD THE COURT WAS CLOSED!!! No, the Court is not closed, but the Court is limiting how many people can go into courtrooms. If you have a Family Law matter on calendar, do not bring your entire "support system" like family members. They will not be allowed into the Courtroom. You will be as...

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My office in Oroville is upstairs in a corner office of the Griggs Building located at 1440 Lincoln Street. If you are concerned about Coronavirus, my isolated upstairs office space is kept clean and sanitized. Hand sanitizer and a restroom with hot water and soap is right next to my office. E...

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CHILD SUPPORT & TAX ISSUES. Do not get yourself in trouble. LOOK at your child support calculation (computer printout). See where the dependency exemptions fall. If your side says Single-1, don't be thinking you can claim your child! Make sure you READ your order correctly. If you are unsur...

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Hello Good People, If you are free on a Tuesday morning, go to the courthouse in Chico and watch the morning calendars. One Judge starts her calendar at 8:30 a.m., the other at 9:30 a.m. Two reasons: (1) You will become familiar with how the morning calendar works and what the judges
do with c...

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"Can I claim my kids on my tax return? My ex says he's going to!" Hey good people, call your lawyer NOW to find out. If you do not have an attorney, look at your child support order (if you have one). You should be able to tell by looking at the support calculation WHICH parent was intended to...

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Vance Family Law has opened an office in Oroville in the handsome old Griggs Building (1440 Lincoln Street).
However, if meeting somewhere else is more convenient, that is not a problem. We can find a quiet booth at
the Hilltop Care for a meeting. I've become a regular at Country Waffles in Chi...

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OROVILLE -- Vance Family Law is moving to Oroville November 1st. Catherine Vance, Family Law -- and ONLY Family Law -- for 26 years.


2 months ago
Catherine is nothing short of a miracle worker! I needed help and fast for my custody case and she stepped right in. She taught me a lot and educated me about the process and included me in every step. She fought for what was right and continues to help me after for any future issues that may arise. My son and I are lucky to have her!!
- marilee c
7 months ago
I found a miracle worker, Catherine Vance Attorney at Law! Despite losing her Law Office in the Fire, she continues to work hard helping People from the Ridge, and her Community. When my Spouse decided He should walk away with everything we had acquired after the Fire, Catherine agreed to help with my Case. Ms. Vance was precise, paid attention to detail, and stayed on top of everything. Never having been in a Legal battle, I had no idea what I was doing, but she did, and she kept me apprised of everything happening along the way. When I told Ms. Vance I wanted to fight back, she answered (with class, and confidence,) “I do not fight, but I do work smart, and do things the correct way”, and that she did. I can never thank her enough! If you need an amazing Lawyer, I highly recommend Catherine Vance Attorney at Law.
- April M
4 months ago
Catherine Vance has been immensely helpful to me! And her responses are always immediate! I would absolutely recommend her for all your legal needs!
- Maressa M

Small Caseload = Focus & Finish.

 "I can never reach my lawyer," "This is costing so much," and, "This just keeps dragging on."  These are the three most common complaints about lawyers.

My clients do not make complaints.  I do not have a large office or staff nor the big caseload necessary to pay for that.  What I do have is (a) 27 years of family law expertise; (b) a flexible schedule; and (c) affordable payment plans; and (d) a solid reputation.  I can meet you for breakfast or coffee.  I can meet you in the evening so you don't miss work.  I can meet you on a weekend or even at your home.  And, If I am not the best lawyer for your case, I will tell you who is--because the last thing I want is too many clients.  I keep my caseload small because I like it that way.  If this sounds good, call or write me at vancefamilylaw@gmail.com --  Catherine Vance, Attorney & Mediator

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