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Jon R. Boyd, Family Law and Probate Attorney – Serving Collin, Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, Hood and Other Texas Counties
You are here because you need a Family Law (i.e., Divorce) Attorney!
Divorce and family law disputes are an unfortunate fact of life. Life happens.
If and when “it” happens to you, you may face many issues, including: child custody, child support, visitation disputes, residence restrictions, interstate jurisdiction, paternity, enforcement, alimony, division of marital property and debt, adoption, family violence, and contractual agreements on how to divide and preserve property.
You may wonder:
- Will you be able to maintain a significant role in your child’s life?
- How will you be treated by the Court system?
- Should you try to settle? Or should you go to trial?
- Will your financial assets be fairly distributed?
- How will you financially care for yourself? Your children?
- How will your children handle this change?
- Should you represent yourself? Which attorney is best for you?
- And as a man, you may be wondering whether you will be treated fairly by a system that seems to favor women…
To make sure you get the answers you need and the representation needed to have satisfactory outcomes on these and other questions, you need an experienced, aggressive Family Law Attorney. It is strongly recommended that you do NOT represent yourself. Family Law involves serious, life affecting issues regarding your children, your income and your assets and, contrary to the push toward DIY in our lives, Family Law has become increasingly complex. Even if you have an agreed matter, if you represent yourself, it is very easy to make mistakes in judgment, in law, in drafting and in life which can cost you dearly.
Why You Should Choose Us For Your Family Law Matter:
1. We Have Your Back and Will Fight for You
Clients of ours who have had prior lawyers comment most often that they changed lawyers because they just didn’t get the feeling their former lawyer was fighting for them. They immediately see that we are genuinely interested in them, in their case, in their welfare and in the best interests of their children. That’s what I would want if I were a client and that’s what my staff and I provide.
2. Our Experience Will Make A Significant Difference
They say there is no substitute for experience. They’re right.
My practice has been limited to Family Law for many years. It has been my focus and passion during most of my 37 year+ career thus far. It’s what I enjoy and what I’m very good at. I have personally handled thousands of cases (mostly contested), including trials, hearings, mediations, and many jury trials all over the Metroplex and across the State. This has formed the foundation of my working knowledge of the law, the courts, the opposing lawyers and of human nature which enables me to provide you highly skilled representation. I use common sense as well as ‘book’ sense. I hire experienced support staff. I’m experienced and confident enough to be comfortable leading you whichever direction is best for you, whether that’s working toward settling your case as amicably as possible or trying your case in court. I provide you with sound options and have the integrity not to push you toward actions which aren’t best for you or your family.
3. We Are Honest, Straightforward and Transparent
These days, there are advertisements on the web or in various media advertising with all sorts of gimmicks, slogans and “come on’s” from various family law attorneys who advertise in this area.
But the honest truth is this– there is no magic wand or one size fits all. No two cases are the same. Although there are common elements in most cases, every case, like every person, has its own personality. Some divorces or other family law disputes can be easy if they are agreed- and we can certainly handle those for you quickly and cost effectively. However, some cases are very difficult- these are often referred to as “high conflict” cases, although it’s not a legal term, just an expression used in family law courts. There can be a multitude of reasons for cases being difficult: emotions, complexity of issues, which Court your case is assigned to, how the other party acts, how the opposing counsel handles the case, etc. No matter — we have successfully handled many high conflict cases against very reputable and highly skilled lawyers. We will provide you with the advise and skills necessary to sort through the options available to you and to make the best possible decision.
You deserve a lawyer who will be honest with you and a lawyer whom you can trust. A lawyer who will shoot straight with you about the law. About your facts. Your options. Your costs. Our billing. I’ll shoot straight with you about your case and I’ll shoot straight with you about what it will cost you.
4. We Are Affordable
There are numerous, well known, reputable “big firm” Family Law firms with multiple attorneys on staff. They offer good quality and a team approach. But they also ‘offer’ very large retainers being required, high hourly rates, and billing for everything under the sun.
At the Law Office of Jon R. Boyd, your retainer is much less than most other firms, my hourly rate is lower than theirs, and we do not bill for such things as “air conditioning” or make you pay for gorgeously designed interiors. With over 37 years’ experience, much of it against the “big firms”, you will get the quality you need for the price you can afford. We also offer a way for you to pay out your fees during your case under certain circumstances.*
(*See my Legal Fees tab in the upper right corner of this Home page for a complete price list!*)
5. Not All “Family Law” Attorneys Are The Same
There are many attorneys saying they practice Family Law. But be very careful–many other lawyers only do family law to “pay the bills” while they handle other cases they enjoy more or consider more profitable. Many divorce attorneys will handle only cases they can settle by limiting their practice to collaborative law or mediation, and they’re unwilling and frankly not experienced or qualified enough to take your case to trial if that’s what your case needs. Still other family law attorneys are simply a ‘divorce mill’ of a large volume of uncontested, simple cases. Finally, many of the larger or boutique “D Magazine” family law firms will have you meet with one of their senior or “name” lawyers, but then delegate your case to one of the young, less experienced associate attorneys whom you often have not even met.
That leaves lawyers like me. I am a solo attorney supported by a paralegal and legal assistant. I will therefore personally handle your case from beginning to end with the aid of my paralegal and staff. When we go to trial, if we mediate the case, whatever is needed, I am the only attorney you will see. I will personally and zealously fight for your interests if we go to the courthouse. When you choose the Law Office of Jon R. Boyd, you have our commitment to give you and your case the attention you need and which it deserves.
6. You Will Be Satisfied Like Our Other Clients
Many of my former clients’ comments can be seen in the Testimonials section of this site. Here’s an example of what one of my clients recently said–
“We’ll never be able to thank you enough for representing and winning this case for us. From the first time my wife went to your office to meet you, she told me ‘he’s the one’ and as usual, she was right. Your confidence, professionalism, knowledge and experience made the decision so much easier. We appreciate you taking the time to go through this painful process with us and making it bearable. Your knowledge and your assertive attitude gave us the sense of security we needed. Your patience to explain all the legal paperwork that came with our case, and the great advice you gave us so we could handle a difficult situation, are very much appreciated.”
At the Law Office of Jon R. Boyd, we will bend over backwards to make sure you are satisfied with our service. We will provide a high level of customer service, listen to your concerns, answer your questions, determine the best overall strategy for you to achieve the outcome you desire, explain the options and expenses to you in understandable, everyday language, giving you our recommendations, and then doing our very best to accomplish the result you want and deserve.
7. You Will Receive Immediate Updates and Prompt Attention
We never subject you to ‘phone trees’—a real person will answer your calls. Your calls and e-mails are monitored daily and questions answered promptly. We keep you constantly and informed about the progress and status of your case by immediately sending you copies of everything we send or receive and by calling or emailing you about events occurring in your case. We are able to handle almost any case, no matter how large or difficult.
8. We Are Easily Accessible
Our principal office is situated in the City Central Bldg., 6010 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75024. This is just west of the Dallas North Tollway, near the Plano/Frisco border, just south of Hwy 121 /Sam Rayburn Tollway and just four miles north of George Bush Tollway, easily accessible from anywhere in the DFW metroplex.
City Central is on the south side of W. Spring Creek Pkwy just east of Communication Parkway. The entrance to our bldg. faces south, away from W. Spring Creek Pkwy, and is just behind Park Place Lexus.
While the majority of my cases are in Collin, Denton, Dallas and Tarrant Counties, I frequently handle matters in other area counties in the DFW Metroplex such as Grayson, Rockwall, Wise, and Kaufman Counties and also across the state, including Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Georgetown, Tyler, El Paso, The Valley, and in numerous smaller, rural counties and towns across Texas, including Bosque County where I sometimes reside.
ANNOUNCING: New, additional Locations –
***Effective immediately, Jon R. Boyd is now be available for new Client meetings at these additional locations by appointment***
1. Allen, Texas: 825 Watter’s Creek Blvd., Building M, Suite 250, Allen, Texas, 75013 (SW Corner of US 75 at Bethany Drive, Allen, Tx.)
2. Ft. Worth, Texas: 420 Throckmorton St Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (Enter on East Side of building, between W. 3rd St. and W.4th St., next to P.F.Chang’s, downtown in Sundance Square District)
3. Frisco, Texas: 6136 Frisco Square Blvd Suite 400, Frisco, TX 75034 (Located at the NE corner of Coleman Blvd and Frisco Square Blvd., just South of Main St., just north of Frisco City Hall)
Please email us or call 972-737-8397 for an appointment and see our Website FAQ for info re consultation fee.
ALSO -Do you need to hire a Probate Law attorney?
Probate refers to procedures regarding disposition of a person’s estate, invariably through a court proceeding.
The most common proceeding is probate of a person’s Last Will and Testament. When a person dies, they can control how their property is passed on to their heirs. This is done by admitting a Will to Probate in a probate court proceeding in the county in which the person with the Will lived. This is necessary to have a probate judge review the Will, make sure it is valid and effective, and is not fraudulent. It usually is a straightforward proceeding and not expensive.
I have extensive experience in probate, including handling Will Contests. Call us if you need an attorney for a probate matter.
Call 972-737-8397 or contact us now to get a complimentary fee quote or to make an appointment.
PRIMARY CITIES SERVED: Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Prosper, Addison, Richardson, Carrollton, The Colony, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Arlington, Fort Worth, Keller, Grapevine, Coppell, Colleyville, Irving, Fort Worth, Granbury, Rockwall, Heath, Kaufman, and Dallas.
PRIMARY COUNTIES SERVED: Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, Hood County and Tarrant County are the four counties in which I practice primarily, but I also have handled cases in most other DFW metro area counties as well as numerous rural counties such as Erath, Parker, Fannin, Grayson, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Johnson, Wise, Hunt and many others throughout Texas, including Harris, Travis, Bexar, El Paso, etc.