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 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..
Often, the most difficult part of ending a marriage is realizing you will now have to share parenting time with your minor child with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Once the divorce decree is entered, and the parenting plan approved, most parents adjust to the shared parenting time schedule. What happens though, if at some point down the road you begin to suspect that your ex is neglecting your child? This can be particularly troubling if your ex has your child the [ ] The post Plano Father s Rights Lawyer Explains What to Do If You Suspect Your Ex Is Neglecting Your Child 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..
If you are unhappily married, one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make is the decision to end your marriage. Deciding to pursue a divorce is a highly personal decision that only you can make for yourself. Of course, your spouse could also make the decision to end your marriage, in which case the decision is effectively made for you. Whether you make the decision, or your spouse, if divorce is imminent it is time to start thinking [ ] The post Why Should I Hire a McKinney Father s Rights Lawyer? 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..
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..