Not all that long ago, it was still frowned upon for a child to be born out of wedlock. Today, however, the pressure to get married when expecting a child has largely disappeared. The result is that a significant percentage of births in the United States are children born to unmarried parents. While this no longer creates the societal scandal it once did, it can still present some legal challenges. Specifically, it creates the need to establish legal paternity over [ ] The post Can a Child Custody Attorney Help Me Establish Paternity? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child live together, both parents are assumed to be contributing to the financial support and emotional growth of the child. If the parents decide to end the marriage, or otherwise live apart, the law imposes a legal obligation on both parents to continue to contribute to the child’s support and maintenance. For the non-custodial parent, this is accomplished through the payment of child support. Once a child support order is established, you are obligated [ ] The post Ask a Texas Child Support Lawyer : What Happens If I Lose My Job? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
Going through a divorce is rarely easy. Along with the emotional upheaval you feel as a result of the end of your marriage, you must also face the practical and legal consequences of the decision to end the marriage. When minor children are involved, the already difficult process of divorce can become downright traumatic, particularly if the issue of custody of the minor children is contested. Because every divorce involves a unique set of facts and circumstances, it is in [ ] The post Plano Child Custody Attorney: Top 5 Questions Answered appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child decide to end their marriage, one of the first issues that typically comes up is custody of the minor child. In fact, many people remain in a marriage far beyond the point at which they decide they want a divorce solely because they are concerned about losing custody of their child in a divorce. Instead of battling for sole custody of a child, parents sometimes decide they want “joint custody” of the child. [ ] The post McKinney Child Custody Attorney Explains Joint Custody appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child do not live together for one reason or another, it becomes necessary to establish who has custody of the child and how visitation with the child will work. In the State of Texas, the terms “custody” and “visitation,” however, are not used. Instead, the terms “conservatorship” and “possession and access” are used in place of the terms custody and visitation. If you are in a position where possession and access of your minor [ ] The post Frisco Child Custody Attorney Explains Possession and Access appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child decide to call their marriage quits, the divorce process that follows can be amicable or adversarial. One issue that frequently turns an otherwise amicable divorce into a contentious battlefield is child custody. If the parties to a divorce cannot agree on who will have the primary custody, or “conservatorship” as it is referred to in Texas, of the minor child after the divorce it can also drag the litigation out for months, even [ ] The post How Much Will a Plano Child Custody Attorney Cost Me? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child decide to divorce, a number of important issues relating to the child must be resolved during the subsequent divorce proceedings. Because the law imposes a financial duty on both parents to continue to support the child until the child reaches adulthood, one parent is typically ordered to pay child support to the other parent post-divorce. The amount of child support is determined at the time of the divorce and entered as an order [ ] The post Plano Father s Rights Attorney My Ex Wants More Child Support appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..