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Child Custody

Child Custody No one ever marries with the idea of going through a painful divorce at any point. When there are children involved, it becomes even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. The last thing any of us want to face is a drawn out and often expensive custody battle. Sometimes, however, you have no choice but to fight for the best interests of your child with help from a child custody attorney. Ideally, two parents will come together for the sake of their children, even in the midst of a divorce.

The Courts prefer and the parties often sincerely want to protect the children and ensure they know they’re loved by both parents and that their relationships won’t suffer as a result of the divorce. Sadly, that doesn’t always happen.

There may be numerous reasons for fighting for custody of your children. Your spouse may be using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol. She may be alienating the children from you. Perhaps your former spouse is mentally or even physically abusive to you or your child. Sometimes, perhaps you are both good parents, both with solid careers and a safe home, but you both want to be the primary custodial parent, each believing he or she has more to offer your child. How are these disputes resolved? Hopefully, by agreement, But if not by agreement, the Court must make the decision after a contested trial. In Texas, that can be by trial by judge or trial by jury.

These days, fathers are seeking full custody more than ever – and in many instances, they’re winning. Often, it has more to do with the career choices of both parents and the working hours Mom and Dad have. It simply makes better sense for Dad to maintain physical custody. Other times, there are outside influences that make it safer for the kids to remain with their father. Sometimes, the other parent simply is not the best parent to have the children in her/his primary custody for various reasons.

Texas terminology can be a little confusing. “Conservatorship” is the term used in the Texas Family Code for custody. There is “Sole Managing Conservatorship” and “Joint Managing Conservatorship,” the latter of which is what people often call “joint custody.” The law rebuttably presumes parents should be named as “joint managing conservatorship”; however, while that can equate to equal possession, it doesn’t do so.. We get many calls from clients seeking “50-50” custody. We can help you get there.

Jon R. Boyd has seen many of these cases unfold and has worked tirelessly to guide fathers (and mothers) to a solution that keeps their children safer and in an all-around better environment. As mentioned, there is a presumption of “joint custody,” and many attorneys and others will try to discourage custody litigation or force you to settle the case. We understand those challenges and we understand that there are those times when only a court’s intervention can resolve the issue. We’re here to guide you as the legal process unfolds. Whether you are seeking full/primary child custody, joint custody or are simply looking to revise your current visitation/parenting plan, we invite you to contact our office today. Jon R. Boyd, with an office in Fort Worth, is a formidable partner as you seek to ensure the well-being of your children.

Client Reviews
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Knowledgeable, respectful and great! Renee Moore
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Jon, once again – Great job! I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for your overall knowledge of the law and your impressive trial skills. Simply outstanding! It may have been just another day at the office for you, but you’ve made a huge positive impact on my life and more importantly on my son’s life. Thanks again. Anonymous
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My experience as Jon’s client was stellar and I can’t imagine having gone through everything the last few years without him going to bat for me. My case was a high conflict child custody modification. Jon is incredibly knowledgeable and he expertly applied this knowledge to my case. He has a very confident, commanding presence in the courtroom and his loyalty to the success of me and my case was clear in his actions. Our outcome was better than I expected and I am happy with the results. He and his staff are diligent, skilled and worth every cent. If you need assertive, sharp, highly skilled representation, then I absolutely recommend Jon. Anonymous
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A most genuine ‘Thank You’ from me and my family. (I am) very fortunate that I found you in 2006 to represent me in battling The Devil in Divorce-Custody #1. It’s no secret that I hold you in high regard and probably place unfair expectations on your back to carry into battle with me. Just know that there is no one I trust more than you when it comes to guiding/representing/fighting for me and my family. You earned my respect and trust nine years ago now. I already know the quality of man I walk into the courtroom with. And that provides me a level of confidence which cannot be replaced. I’m loyal to a fault, my friend. The quality of your work and your office staff’s support and responsiveness have all been top notch in dealing with me and my family’s legal issues... Anonymous