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Bankruptcy

Did Student Loan Dischargeability in Bankruptcy just get Easier?

The answer is YES, and here’s why! There is good news for low income, student loan borrowers who are struggling to repay their loans. A new process has been put in place that will help with transparency and consistency when it comes to granting a discharge of student loans in bankruptcy. This new process will make it easier for low-income borrowers to take…

Nov 30 2022

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What Happens To Employees When Their Employer Files For Bankruptcy?

When an employer files for bankruptcy, employees may have a lot of questions about their rights and what will happen to their job. The following is some information that may be helpful for employees who are facing this situation. First, it’s important to understand that there are different types of bankruptcy. The type of bankruptcy that…

May 28 2022

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What To Know About Subchapter V Of The Bankruptcy Code

What is Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code? Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code is a new section that was added in 2019 in order to help small business debtors. This new section offers a number of benefits for small businesses, including simpler and faster procedures, more flexibility in reorganizing their debts, and access to more financing…

May 14 2022

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What Are The Advantages Of Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Why Should I File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy can offer a fresh start to debtors who are struggling to make ends meet. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help you discharge your debts, stop wage garnishment, and get rid of other legal actions taken by creditors. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, it is important to understand…

Mar 7 2022

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Free Letter to Stop Creditor Calls and Harassment

When the creditor harassment is too much, you can use the form below to get a free letter to send to the creditor. At-home phone calls, workplace visits, menacing letters, litigation, garnishments, and bank seizures might make your life more difficult than it needs to be.

Jan 24 2022

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What to do if you see discharged debts on your credit report

Have you checked your credit report recently? You may be surprised to find discharged debts still listed on your report. Discharged debts are those that you are no longer responsible for because you went through the bankruptcy process. Here’s what you can do if this happens to you. Often, these will show up on your…

Jan 19 2022

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Owe money for Unemployment Overpayment?

I Owe Money for Unemployment Overpayment! During times of difficulty, while we are bombarded by the stresses of keeping the lights on and food on the table, we often do not pay as much attention as we should to the forms we are completing.  This can happen when applying for unemployment.  Perhaps you were able…

Sep 10 2020

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How to Get Driver’s License Back After Losing It Due to Money Owed From an Accident 

How to Get Driver’s License Back After Losing It Due to Money Owed From an Accident  Accidents happen to everyone, and sometimes one accident can grow into several problems. This is especially true of car accidents. In addition to loss of the use of your car as well as the aggravation and cost of getting it repaired, you may also have to…

Jul 31 2020

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Is Chapter 13 bankruptcy better now?

How the CARES Act Helps Debtors in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy  The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security Act) provides some assistance to consumer and bankruptcy debtors.  In addition to the federal stimulus package which will provide a one-time payment to individuals based on their income and number of dependents, funds received by individuals will…

Jul 7 2020

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Filing Bankruptcy without Leaving Your Home

Coronavirus and Filing Bankruptcy Even though our interactions have been restricted, you still need to be able to receive financial relief. If you have been financially struggling but want to protect the health of you and your family, we can still offer relief and protection through bankruptcy. During the coronavirus pandemic, you do not have…

Apr 6 2020

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Employment Law

Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Arkansas?

In today’s business climate, non-compete agreements are increasingly used and getting harder to circumvent when needed. Suppose you’ve signed a non-compete agreement in Arkansas. In that case, you may have severely limited your chances of getting a new and better position in the same or even closely related industry. Recently, Arkansas has enacted some new…

Nov 20 2022

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What is the Definition of a Hostile Workplace?

If you dread going to work every day, and feel harassed, discriminated against, or victimized in any way, you may be experiencing a hostile work environment. Sometimes, this “feeling” is hard to put into words, but there are definite signs that certain “boundaries” have been crossed and you are being victimized. For example, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination,…

Oct 28 2022

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Can I be fired if I have a medical marijuana card?

Many Arkansas medical marijuana cardholders have questions about whether they can be fired. The answer is that the Arkansas Constitution protects all medical marijuana cardholders from being fired for having a medical marijuana card. However, this is increasingly an issue. Many do not understand the law. According to this article in Arkansas Business, “there were…

Jun 2 2021

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Can I take off from work if I or a family member gets the coronavirus?

If you or a family member have the coronavirus, there is a federal law called the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  that allows a qualified employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period if they or an immediate family member requires care for a “serious health condition.” The…

Aug 14 2020

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What can I do as an unemployed restaurant worker during the coronavirus?

What can I do as an unemployed restaurant worker during the coronavirus? If you were a restaurant or service industry worker who is now unemployed, please first apply for unemployment assistance. You can do so here: https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/ To be eligible, you must be: Unemployed, Physically and mentally able to perform suitable work, Available for suitable…

Apr 1 2020

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Should I have an attorney review my employment contract?

WH Law frequently reviews employment contracts for managers, doctors, and other professionals to ensure the contract is clear and to ensure that the contract actually provides protections. WH Law also drafts contracts for high-level employees and for small employers looking to provide contracts to their employees. In doing so, we draw on our experience litigating…

Aug 27 2019

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Why restaurant workers are likely owed money

The Court system makes thousands of restaurants all over the country pay back workers money the workers are owed. The U.S. Department of Labor found that in one two-year period, over eighty percent of restaurants violated labor and employment laws. (Click here to read more about that study) If you’re a restaurant employee, we’ve found…

Jun 25 2019

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Can caregivers or care workers be paid more?

All caregivers are owed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and an overtime payment for all hours worked over 40 in any work week, unless some very specific exemptions are met. However, many agencies or individuals are not following the law. This law firm has a lawsuit against PALCO, Inc. for back wage…

May 3 2019

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Drug Tests and Your Nursing License

May 24 2017

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Estate Planning

What Is The Difference Between A Living Will And An Advance Directive?

What is a Living Will? When it comes to planning for the future, many people put a lot of thought into making sure their loved ones are taken care of financially. However, what about those times when you’re unable to speak for yourself? That’s where a living will comes in. A living will is a…

Jun 7 2022

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What Is a Special Needs Trust?

How Do Trusts Help People? A trust is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of how property will be managed and distributed. Trusts can be used for a wide variety of purposes, but one of the most common is estate planning. When you create a trust, you can designate someone to manage your…

Apr 9 2022

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Financial Planners vs Estate Planners: What’s the Difference?

What is a Financial Planner? When it comes to your finances, it is important to have a plan in place. A financial planner can help you create a budget, save for retirement, and invest your money wisely. They can also help you manage your debt and make sound financial decisions. The benefits of financial planning…

Mar 28 2022

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What Happens to My Retirement When I Die?

What Happens to My Retirement When I Die? If you are like most Americans, by the time you approach or reach retirement age, your two biggest assets are your home and your retirement account.  If you are in the process of creating an estate plan, or are beginning to think about it, you may be…

May 28 2020

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Covid-19 and Estate Planning

These are difficult and uncertain times. Coping with the Corona Virus and COVID-19 can be stressful and down right scary. With the focus now on the health of you and your family, estate planning may be the last thing on your mind. Even if you are wishing to create an estate plan, social distancing and…

Apr 1 2020

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Fear of Losing Control

My job as an estate and elder law attorney brings me into contact with people on a daily basis who have decided to begin their end-of-life planning. As a part of the initial conversation I have with clients, I usually ask what made them decide to do this planning now. After all, many of them…

Jun 19 2018

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How Not to Lose Your Home

In my job as an estate and elder law attorney, I speak to people who have decided to start their end of life planning on a daily basis.  As a part of the first conversation I have with these folks, I usually ask what made them decide to start planning now.  Many people live into…

May 1 2018

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Arkansas Power of Attorney Guide: Find Out How it Works!

We often deal with clients who need an estate plan, but don’t realize they need what’s called a “power of attorney” or “POA.” One of the main questions we ask when we draft estate plans is, “who do you want to take care of your money when you can’t do it yourself?” This is a…

Apr 26 2018

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Estate Planning and Property Deeds

One of the most important aspects of good estate planning is making sure that we have the information we need about your assets. Some estate planners in Arkansas are content simply to create a trust and leave it up to you to put your assets into it. (Otherwise known as “funding” your trust.) Estate Planning…

May 3 2017

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How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account

A big part of our job is helping people avoid the Arkansas probate process. One of the ways we help people avoid probate is changing information about personal bank accounts. If you die and you’re the only person on your bank account, your heirs will not be passing go or collecting any money. Instead, they’ll…

Feb 2 2016

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Family Law

Five Ways to Win a Father’s Rights Custody Battle

As a father, taking full custody of your child (or children) is almost always challenging. There must be sound reasons for this action, which usually involves the safety or well-being of your offspring. However, it’s a very doable legal goal for fathers to get sole custody of their children, but you must have your legal…

Jan 30 2023

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Can I Refuse to Divorce My Spouse?

In Arkansas, like in most states, a divorce can be initiated by either spouse. This means that one spouse can file for divorce even when the other spouse refuses, however, that does not mean that the other spouse has no say in the divorce proceedings. What Grounds can be Presented in a Divorce Decree? In…

Jan 26 2023

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Can a Person Without a Job Get Custody of Their Kids?

When a couple gets divorced, one of the most important decisions that must be made is how custody of any children will be divided. This can be a complex and emotionally charged process, especially if one of the parents is unemployed. How is Child Custody Determined? In Arkansas, child custody is determined based on the…

Jan 25 2023

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Can Phone Records be Used as Evidence in a Divorce Case?

Phone records can be used as evidence in a divorce case in Arkansas, but it’s important to understand the rules and limitations for using this type of evidence. What are the Requirements to be Considered Divorce Evidence? In order for a spouse’s cell phone records to be used as evidence, they must meet the requirements…

Jan 24 2023

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Is Child Support Mandatory After Divorce?

In Arkansas, it is mandatory for a court to consider child support, and in most cases, it is mandatory for someone to pay child support. Both parents are responsible for financially supporting their child, even if they are no longer together. What Do I Need to Know about Divorce and Child Support in Arkansas? When…

Jan 23 2023

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Do You Have to Be Divorced to Get Child Support?

In Arkansas, how much child support is typically ordered by a child custody court in a divorce or legal separation case. However, if there are unmarried parents, or the parents are not currently in a legal separation or divorce proceeding, the parent who has primary joint custody or legal custody of the child can file…

Jan 20 2023

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How Many Times Can You Divorce and Remarry in Arkansas?

In Arkansas, there is no limit to the number of times an individual can divorce and remarry. However, the state does have certain requirements and restrictions that must be followed in order for a divorce to be granted. We often have people come in to ask if there is a limit on the number of…

Jan 19 2023

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Is the Dad Always the One to Pay Child Support?

We get this question a lot. Most people call us having read somewhere that the mom always gets custody of the children and dad always pays child support. That’s just not true these days. Child support is based off the custody arrangement that the court orders. Dads are just as likely to get custody and…

Jan 18 2023

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Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Student Loans in Divorce?

When you divorce, it’s not just the marital assets that must be divided. Most couples have various forms of joint debts that must be portioned out and who incurs that obligation must be determined. If you or the other spouse have student loans, these loans may be trickier to deal with than others. These loans…

Jan 17 2023

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How is Debt Managed in Divorce?

If you’re getting divorced in Arkansas, you and your spouse must agree on who gets specific marital assets, such as your family home, vehicles, and other property you’ve accumulated in your marriage. What about Debt in Divorce? What many couples overlook is that debts also have to be split. Debt division is an especially contentious…

Jan 16 2023

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

What is a rebuttable presumption?

What Is a Rebuttable Presumption? A rebuttable presumption is a legal principle that presumes something to be true unless proven otherwise. The burden of proof lies with the party who wishes to rebut or disprove, the presumption. A rebuttable presumption is most often found in civil law, as opposed to criminal law. In order for…

Feb 13 2022

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Free Divorce for Valentine’s Day

Hey! It may seem a little unusual, this Valentine’s Day, we’re giving away a free uncontested divorce. No need to worry about messy paperwork or court appearances – we’ll take care of everything for you. So why wait?

Feb 1 2022

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Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Top 7 Reasons you Really Need an Attorney: I can’t count the number of phone calls I have received over the years from people who begin their conversation with, “I’m not sure I need an attorney…” Not only do you probably need to hire a lawyer, you probably need an experienced lawyer. Do you always…

Jan 21 2022

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Over the Line: Misplaced fences, roads and other boundary disputes

Over the Line: Misplaced fences, roads and other boundary disputes There’s an old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.” While that may be true normally, sometimes a neighbor’s fence is out of place and on your side of the property line. Encountering a boundary dispute with an adjacent neighbor is a fairly common issue for…

Jan 21 2020

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February 2019 Arkansas Bar Exam Results

Apr 5 2019

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Four Ways to Be Kind to Your Lawyer

I spent a lot of time with my grandparents as a kid. They lived in a log cabin in the county, and the only way to describe their (When I say “their,” I mean my grandmother; my grandfather probably never noticed.) decorative style was “eclectic.” This included Norman Rockwell paintings, Zane Grey books, obnoxious timepieces,…

Apr 11 2017

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4 (good) Christmas Ideas for a Lawyer

Whether you’re married to a lawyer, friends with a lawyer, or simply stay just close enough to a lawyer to get free legal advice, most people have a lawyer on their Christmas list. And we are not easy people to buy for. We are trained to be particular—particular about evidence, particular about words, particular about time—which…

Dec 15 2016

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What Should I Wear to Court?

I am usually in court a few times per week. It happens so often that I don’t really tend to think much about what I wear to court. It’s more like a formula: Start with a boring dark suit + boring white/blue shirt + boring tie that has red in it + boring dark shoes…

Oct 24 2016

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3 Lessons on Life and Lawyering from My Beard

Two months doesn’t seem like enough time for much change. Unless it’s my beard. I recently entered the Root Cafe’s 4th Annual Beard-Growing Contest. There are several different categories but I chose to “shave in” and compete for the fullest beard. The competition required me to appear at the Root on December 5th cleanly shaven to…

Feb 9 2016

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My First Pro Bono Case

This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and I’m hoping to encourage some other folks. It has been hard and scary, but it’s been…

Sep 16 2014

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Probate & Estate Administration

What Property Has to Go Through Probate?

It can save you time and money if you know which assets from an estate are not subject to probate. There are different types of assets that do not need to go through probate. If you have been named the administrator or executor of an estate, you will need to make a list of all…

Jan 31 2023

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Does Insurance have to go through Probate?

We get asked about probate and non-probate assets all the time. It depends on many different things, but in this blog, we are going to talk about annuities and insurance products. What is life insurance? Life insurance is a type of insurance that is designed to replace a portion or all of a person’s expected…

Jan 27 2023

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Can You Empty a House Before Probate?

The short answer is you should not clean out the house right away. The sudden, unexpected passing of your parent or a loved one may have left you with countless questions and decisions. This includes what to do with the family home; particularly if it is vacant. Before selling or disposing of any items from…

Jan 13 2023

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Can an Executor refuse to close out the estate for any reason?

How Long Can a Probate (Estate Administration) Stay Open? In Arkansas, a fast probate is 9-12 months and a slow probate is as long as you want it to be. A probate can stay open for as long as is necessary to properly administer the estate. This can vary depending on the size and complexity…

Jan 9 2023

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How to remove an Executor of an Arkansas Estate

There are many reasons to remove an executor of an estate, here is a list of some of the reasons to remove an executor: Self dealing Not notifying beneficiaries Not notifying creditors Not acting in good faith Not paying taxes Not paying debts Conflict of Interest An executor of an estate must act prudently. Picture…

Jan 6 2023

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How do I close a bank account after someone dies?

Navigating and closing a deceased person’s bank account can be tricky. Follow these simple steps to ensure you are able to properly close the account: Gather necessary documents: The bank will want to make sure they are giving the right person the money. This could just be a death certificate and your driver’s license. It…

Jan 5 2023

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How much does an Arkansas Probate Cost?

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you may be wondering about the cost of probate in Arkansas. Probate is the legal process of settling an estate, and it can be expensive. Here’s a look at how much probate costs in Arkansas, what factors affect the cost, and how to keep expenses under control. How…

Jan 4 2023

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What is an Arkansas Small Estate Affidavit?

Having an Arkansas Small Estate Affidavit helps people inherit property. It also helps you avoid a full probate action. Times are difficult when a loved one dies, this helps make it simpler if you qualify. Small Estate Administration Small Estate laws were enacted in Arkansas in order to allow heirs to receive the property that…

Jan 3 2023

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Should I sign a waiver in an Arkansas Probate?

When someone dies, their estate goes through a process called probate. This process can be complicated and time-consuming, and it’s often a good idea to seek legal help. One way to make the probate process easier is to sign a waiver. In this blog post, we will discuss what Arkansas probate waivers are and whether or not…

Dec 6 2022

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What to Do When Someone Dies in Arkansas: Step-by-Step Guide

Losing a loved one is never easy. Death can happen suddenly and without warning, leaving family members and friends to deal with the aftermath of their loss. When someone you love dies in Arkansas, there are many steps that need to be taken as soon as possible after the death has occurred. This article will…

Dec 22 2021

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Class Actions

Apple AirTags Class Action – AirTag Tracking Lawsuit

Apple’s AirTags are $30 wireless devices that help you locate and track things.  They work well, using Apple’s advanced technology and near-universal network of devices to identify where an object is anywhere in the world within a matter of inches. And stalkers know it. Each year, an estimated 13.5 million people are victims of stalking…

Jan 19 2023

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Roblox is Stealing your Kids Biometric Data

Hello, parents of Roblox players. I feel that your kids have been conned into giving away a lot of very personal information, biometric data, to a company that has no qualms about taking it from minors. That company is “ROBLOX”. It is a popular online game enjoyed by many children. Why Should This Concern Me?…

Feb 15 2022

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Mazda3 Brake Defect: Do You Qualify?

Do you currently own or lease a 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022 Mazda3? Has your car ever applied the brakes out of the blue? The automatic or smart braking systems (SBS) in Mazda 3 sedans and hatchbacks from the 2019-2022 models might be defective and can suddenly stop the vehicle without warning when there is…

Jan 28 2022

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Adult Guardianships

Fear of Losing Control

My job as an estate and elder law attorney brings me into contact with people on a daily basis who have decided to begin their end-of-life planning. As a part of the initial conversation I have with clients, I usually ask what made them decide to do this planning now. After all, many of them…

Jun 19 2018

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Arkansas Power of Attorney Guide: Find Out How it Works!

We often deal with clients who need an estate plan, but don’t realize they need what’s called a “power of attorney” or “POA.” One of the main questions we ask when we draft estate plans is, “who do you want to take care of your money when you can’t do it yourself?” This is a…

Apr 26 2018

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