Going through a divorce can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. A divorce can also real havoc on the finances of either, or both, parties. It is not unusual for there to be a significant disparity in income between spouses while married; however, the disparity in income is not typically important because the couple becomes one unit and, therefore, all income is shared and treated as “family” income. The thought of divorce, however, raises the very real fear that the disparity [ ] The post Can My Divorce Lawyer Get Me Alimony? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
You may have experienced this yourself, heard a friend go through it, or even watched it on a soap opera – the spouse who refuses to agree to a divorce. Sometimes, the refusal is truly based on a belief that the marriage can be saved. More often than not, however, the words “I won’t give you a divorce” are uttered more out of spite or anger than out of love and commitment. If you are the spouse who is “asking” [ ] The post Does My Spouse Have to Agree to a Divorce? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
Whether you have been married for two years or 20 years, accepting the fact that the marriage is over is never easy. Even if it was your decision to end the marriage, that decision was likely an emotion filled decision. Now that it is clear, however, that divorce is imminent, you should start focusing on what that means. If you have never been through the divorce process before, it probably sounds like a daunting prospect. Navigating the judicial system can [ ] The post 10 Steps in a Texas Divorce appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
You are probably aware that both parents of a minor child have a legal obligation to provide financial support for that child until the child reaches the age of majority (in most cases). If the parents of that child are not married, one parent typically pays child support to the other parent to satisfy his/her legal support obligation. What you may not be as clear on is who is responsible for healthcare costs and medical insurance premium payments for minor [ ] The post McKinney Divorce Lawyer Explains Who Pays Healthcare Expenses for the Children appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
No one enters into a marriage expecting it to end in divorce; however, about half of all first marriages do come to an end. When that happens, the legal process of divorce follows the decision to end the marriage. Ideally, the terms of the divorce can be agreed upon by the parties without the need for costly and time consuming litigation. When it becomes apparent to the court that the parties are not making any noticeable headway negotiating some (or [ ] The post Frisco Divorce Lawyer Explains Mediation appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
If you have come to the difficult conclusion that your marriage is coming to an end, the next step is to prepare yourself for the divorce process. The process of divorce can be relatively simple and amicable, or it can be extremely complex and adversarial. While a number of factors will determine the tenor of your divorce, the attitude of the parties involved will be the most important of those factors. Given the highly personal nature of a divorce, it [ ] The post The Texas Divorce Process What You Need to Know to Get Started appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
For most people, the decision to end a marriage is not made on the spur of the moment. On the contrary, people often spend months, even years, trying to save their marriage before they make the decision to file for a divorce. If you have recently made the difficult decision to end your marriage, or you believe that is where your marriage is headed, it is in your best interest to start planning accordingly. While there is clearly a strong [ ] The post Plano Divorce Lawyer Preparing for a Divorce appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..