Jon R. Boyd, B.B.A., J.D., obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University, then soon after graduated with a law degree from the University of Houston and was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1979. In addition to being in the State Bar of Texas, Jon is admitted to practice in Federal District Court (Northern District of Texas) and has held memberships variously in the American Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association, Collin County Bar Association, Hood County Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and the National Association of Realtors. He has received offers of recognition from the State Bar of Texas for his volunteer work and participation in continuing legal education. Jon has practiced law continuously in the Dallas/N.Texas area since 1979 and has handled well over a thousand cases, including having contested trials in hundreds of cases, mediating in many others, and trying numerous jury trials. He has extensive experience in high conflict custody matters and high net worth property cases. Most of his practice has been devoted to contested matters.
Jon is a divorced father of four (now adult) children. He recalls the struggles of obtaining equal parenting rights and significant access to his children when he was divorced. This struggle helped form the passion with which he represents his clients.
His hobbies include hunting, fishing, nature, snow skiing, tennis, and other outdoor activities. He is also a (retired) private pilot who achieved his Instrument rating.
He has been proudly associated with Fathers for Equal Rights and the National Fathers Resource Center since 1995, where he has volunteered regularly. Jon is not board certified as a specialist in any area of law.
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- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Texas
- ID Number: 02773700
- Federal District Court, Northern District of Texas
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- Boyd Family Law, PLLC
- Over 40 years of practice, I have had partners for some periods of time but have been a Sole Practitioner since 2007.
- University of Houston - Main Campus
- J.D. (1978) | Law Degree
- Collin County Bar Association
- Hood County Bar Associaton
- State Bar of Texas # 02773700
- Boyd Family Law Office
- Q. I was seeing if someone is able to help with a appeal case
- A: Very few attorneys handle appellate woik because it is so highly specialized and a totally different animal from trial work. If you are in the DFW area, I often refer people to Georgeanna Simpson in Dallas. I hope this helps and good luck.
- Q. Right of first refusal
- A: Thank you very much for including the language from your Order or Decree!!! Very few people think to include it and without it we cannot answer these kinds of questions. I'm a bit confused, though, about the facts- you said "we all live in Texas" but then you said dad left his child and "came back to Texas to work". I gather you mean that you and the child live in Texas but the dad does not? In any case, based on the few facts you have stated, it appears he is in violation of the Decree. Your remedy is that you can file a Motion for Enforcement against him, asking the Court to punish him for violating the Decree and awarding you make up time and attorney's fees. Be aware, though, that some courts sometimes do not uphold these clauses because they are thought to be not specific enough to sustain a contempt finding. If feasible, I recommend you try to resolve this with the father before resorting to court action. You might work it out and if you don't, you have laid the groundwork for a better chance at recovering your attorney's fees.
- Q. Could we choose the previous marriage date if remarrying under common law after the divorce in Texas?
- A: Hi, interesting question and one I don't see every day! No, you cannot go back to the previous date of marriage and nor would you want to, in my opinion. Hope this helps. Thanks- Jon R Boyd
- Q. I'm a non custodial parent, and i owe child support for 1 child. i am a single mother with 2 other children
- A: Hi, I'm very sorry for your predicament. My best advice is that you hire an attorney if at all possible. Depending on where you live, there may be Pro Bono (free) legal services available. It sounds like you are going through the Attorney General to collect the child support owed you, which is the best you can do otherwise. As far as what you apparently owe for another child, people often are surprised by the alleged arrearage amount, thinking it could not be right. But they forget that child support accrues interest and it does not take long for the interest to add significant;y to the principal amount. However, it you paid directly to the Obligee or had possession of the child for more time than your visitation schedule, you are entitled to credit for that. Finally, if you receive Social Security Disability, you can ask the court to order that the child support be satisfied by the child's receipt of a disability payment due to your disability. I hope this helps and best of luck!
- Q. Custody/guardianship of 17 yr old in Texas
- A: Call CPS.
- Q. Do I have to travel to California from Texas to request that my sons biological fathers rights be terminated?
- A: Hello. I'm Jon R. Boyd, Family Law Attorney. Let me see if I can help.... I can't tell from your question - has there ever been a court order establishing parentage/paternity? If so, where? I need to know whether a court anywhere has ever taken jurisdiction over your child. If so, you may have to get that Court to relinquish jurisdiction/get a court here to take over jurisdiction. If not, I gather you and your child live in Texas. If the child has lived in Texas for at least the past 6 mos., and if you are filing a new suit, your suit would be filed in Texas in the County in which you and your child reside. You would file to terminate the bio father's rights and have your husband adopt your child. I hope this helps. This is a fact driven issue and therefore I recommend you consult with a family law attorney who is familiar with interstate jurisdiction questions. If you are located in the N. Texas area, I would be pleased to assist you.
- Q. Does my ex get the following weekend if his weekend and the holiday fall on the same weekend?
- A: Without seeing your Decree, I can' give you a definitive answer. However, based on your question, he would not get the second weekend of January since it would be a second weekend. Hope this helps! -Jon R Boyd, attorney
- Q. My grandchildren were placed in my home 12 years ago by CPS. Can they decide to go back with either parent?
- A: Hello, this is Jon R Boyd, attorney. Let me see if I can help - I assume the children live in Texas and the case is here in Texas. Under Texas Family Law, in a child custody case, a child of 12 years of age or older may be interviewed by the Judge in his/her office to ascertain the child's wishes and hear the child's view of the facts. However, the child's preference is NOT binding on the Judge. The Judge will still made the decision based on the judge's decision regarding what is in the child's best interest. For example, one parent may have promised the child some inducement such as a new car, will let the child stay up late, etc., and the child then wants to live with that parent. But if that parent would not be the best for the child, the Judge will not let the child live there. I hope this brief answer is helpful.
- Q. How do I get my 21 yo daughter out of her dad's house w/her stuff safely?
- A: I am so sorry to hear about your daughter! I hope she will be ok. I can see how that would be scary for you as her parents as well. Under Texas family law, if her husband has been violent or has threatened her with family violence, she may file for a Protective Order which would order him to vacate the residence and remain away, etc. And/or, she can file for divorce and get a similar order. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks! -Jon R Boyd