Hello, Good People--and welcome to Winter!
The major holidays are behind us and hopefully, the holiday COVID-surge with it. I want potential new clients to be truly aware of this: I am very busy and nearly at that 'critical mass' that means, "No more new clients." If you live in OROVILLE or PA...

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We maintain a COVID-safe office, especially because many seniors come into the building for their estate planning cases. I can meet with you in person at a safe distance in a large conference room, or I can do ZOOM or FaceTime meetings. 2021 will be better for all of us.

Hello, good people! Vance Family Law is accepting new cases, but on a very limited basis so as to not become overloaded. I -- and other lawyers -- took on
too many cases when COVID overtook us. I think we were afraid our phones wouldn't ring so we took too many cases. I noticed I was not the ...

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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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2 months ago
Catherine is a wonderful and truly awesome! person. She took my case even though I live out of state. She is very trustworthy, hard working, caring, and passionate in taking care of her clients. Catherine is great to work with and does not disappoint. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
- Wyatt L
7 months ago
Catherine is awesome!! My family needed a lawyer that could handle a brutal custody battle and she was always available to give advice and counsel us in everything we needed. She is both an incredible individual and lawyer, and thanks to her we won the case. I highly recommend her.
- allesa b
7 months ago
Catherine has been amazing! During one of the toughest situations our family has gone through her knowledge and professionalism gave us confidence and comfort. We would recommend her to anyone.
- Justin B

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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