Family Law

Family Law

Termination of Parental Rights in Arkansas

The rights and responsibilities of parents are extremely important. They are also very much linked together. In other words, if you fail to adhere to your responsibilities and obligations as a mom or dad, such as paying child support, providing necessary care, or regularly communicating with your child, your rights may be taken away. The impact of parental rights being…

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Questions for your Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a difficult subject. Perhaps finding a family lawyer is not something you expected to do. While there are many questions to ask and issues to consider, below are a few items you should cover during a family law consultation. How much will my divorce cost? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be clear…

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Tips on Using Social Media During Separation and Divorce

The wheels of justice may have a reputation for turning slowly but technology certainly does not. It seems at least once a month if not much more often there is a new social media app like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. While you may be doing a good job of monitoring your children’s Tik Tok profiles to keep them safe,…

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When is Joint Custody Considered the Best Interest of The Child?

Clients ask us a form of this question almost every day.  Joint custody has been rare for the majority of the history of family law in Arkansas.  However, that trend is changing in many courts throughout the state. When a Judge is considering custody of children, they always look at what is in “the best interest of the child.” This…

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Child Support Payments – What to Expect

You probably landed here because you’re going through a divorce, or you’re thinking about it, and you have children. If so, you’re in the right place. There are many issues surrounding child support in Arkansas and it’s important to know what your rights are. When will a court order child support payments? A court will almost always order child support…

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Best Interest of the Child | Do Judges Get It Right?

We always feel disappointed when our clients do not get what they want in court. After pouring time and effort into a case, it can be heartbreaking. We may never feel the brunt of the disappointment like the client, but it hurts. Knowing that feeling motivates us Occasionally, we have lost cases we should have won. There are other times…

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When Do I Stop Accumulating Marital Property in an Arkansas marriage?

In some ways, dividing the marital property during an Arkansas divorce is like reading the gas meter. You had a certain number before you started, so you just measure how much the meter has moved and that’s what’s in the marital estate. Short version: stuff you owned before marriage is yours.  Stuff you got while you were married is marital…

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What Happens to My House During a Divorce?

Houses are a huge pain in the butt during a divorce. Property division in an Arkansas divorce is (Lord willing) a relatively simple problem. You just figure out what something is worth and then cut it in half. A house can make both of those tasks really tough. What is a house worth? You can ask an Arkansas realtor, but…

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Can an Arkansas Divorce Court Divide Retirement Accounts?

One of the most frustrating conversations that I have with divorce clients is about his or her retirement accounts. Everyone knows that you must split the house and the bank accounts and the debt, but it is offensive to most people when they learn that you may have to split your retirement during a divorce, too. Most of us have…

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