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..
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..
Realizing that a marriage is headed for divorce is never easy, particularly when there are minor children involved. In fact, parents frequently stay together far longer than they would otherwise because they are concerned about the impact a divorce will have on the children. Ironically, those same parents sometimes turn right around and wage an all-out war for conservatorship (custody) of the children, turning what could be an amicable divorce into a contentious battlefield. If you believe your marriage is [ ] The post McKinney Child Custody Attorney Explains Conservatorship appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
If you are contemplating the end of your marriage, you are undoubtedly going through an extremely difficult time. For most people, the decision to end a marriage does not come easily nor without a prolonged period of consideration. If you do ultimately decide that your marriage cannot be saved, however, the next step is to start preparing for divorce. Although it may be painful, it is in your best interest to take steps that will protect you and your interests [ ] The post McKinney Divorce Lawyer Preparing for Divorce appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
Going through a divorce is rarely easy nor simple. Whether you have been married for 30 years or 30 months, the decision to end a marriage should not be made without careful consideration. Once that decision has been made, however, the often painful process of defining the terms of the divorce must begin. Ideally, the parties to a divorce are able to negotiate a Marital Settlement Agreement that covers all of those terms without the need for litigation. Unfortunately, however, [ ] The post McKinney Father s Rights Attorney Preparing for A Custody Battle appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child go through a divorce, a number of important issues must be resolved. Although every divorce is unique, common issues that must be resolved in a divorce include the division of assets and debts, the payment of alimony, and custody, visitation, and support regarding the minor children of the marriage. All of the decisions made during the divorce process, whether by agreement of the parties or by the judge, will ultimately become part of [ ] The post McKinney Father s Rights Lawyer Explains Contempt appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..