Family Law

Family Law

Child Custody Through Their Eyes

Divorce can be a tough conversation to have with your children. We talked to two adults who were open about their childhood and what it looked like going between their birth parents. These are their stories about child custody and what they had to say about it. Their names have been altered, but their story has not. Through their accounts…

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Family Law

Marriage and Divorce: A Journey

By: Tharwat Fahoum Lovett, Life Coach Marriage is a journey not a destination. The moment you walk across the threshold of marriage you are faced with new, uncharted terrain that you and your new partner must now face together. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, the terrain proves too difficult or nearly impossible for the two of you to make…

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Family Law

Marriage Law: Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

What questions should you ask before you get married? Does my fiancé like dogs? Does my fiancé replace the top of the toothpaste tube? Does he or she snore? These are important, but they’re not the most important when it comes to marriage law. Last Saturday I was blessed to officiate my only daughter’s wedding.  It was a happy festive…

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Family Law

Child Support Laws: Equitable and Fair for Both Parents?

We all know how traumatic divorce can be, and the stakes are raised when children are involved, because there’s the whole matter of child support. However, the trauma is often the same even for children conceived outside of marriage. Unfortunately, many people, particularly men, feel that child support laws are not equitable and fair for both parents. When there is…

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Family Law, Unbundled Legal Services

Limited Scope Legal Services

Unbundled Legal Services How Expensive are Lawyers? Expensive. Can you find a cheap lawyer? Yes, but it is not best. Can you hire one to do only a small amount of the work and save some money? Yes! How? Limited Scope Representation. What Is Limited Scope Representation? Limited scope representation (or unbundled legal service) allows a lawyer and client to…

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Family Law

What is a Fathers Rights' Lawyer?

I think the best material for a blog is straightforward, clear answers to common questions. I have been getting a lot of questions lately about the Fathers’ Rights Movement and whether I am a Fathers’ Right Lawyer. So here’s a little bit about that. Family law and family courts have traditionally been unfair to men. I don’t think there’s any…

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Family Law

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

This is obviously a weighty and lengthy subject for a blog. I won’t pretend to offer anything comprehensive here; after all, I’m just a family lawyer, not a child psychologist or therapist. I have no advanced training in these issues. And I don’t have much personal experience about divorce to bring to bear on these questions. Of all the divorces…

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Family Law

What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

If there is one thing that everyone seems to agree on, it’s this: The law is confusing. Arkansas law itself is complicated enough; unfortunately, however, lawyers and lawmakers have made a cottage industry out of using words that make it even tougher to understand. I say “cottage industry” because, I suspect, some of the confusion is deliberately created for job…

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Civil Law, Family Law

How Do I Serve Someone?

  “It may be the devil, and it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.” – Bob Dylan Although I think Dylan was making more of a theological statement than a legal one, it is true: At some point point in your life, you are probably going to have to serve someone. You might as well know…

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Civil Law, Criminal Law, Family Law

How Do I Keep Someone Away From Me?

It’s no secret: Family quarrels bring out the worst in people. Many have said that family disputes are usually pretty good people on their worst behavior. In a perfect world, people would have their dispute, reach a reasonable compromise, and then leave each other and each other’s stuff the heck alone. But we do not live in a perfect world—not even…

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