Arkansas Law Blog

Business Law, Civil Law

Can I act as my own lawyer in an eviction case

The answer to this question depends.  If you directly own the property which you’re trying to evict someone from, the answer is yes you can act as your own eviction lawyer.  However, if you run a residential rental business and your property is owned by an LLC or other business entity that isn’t you personally, the answer is a deep

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Criminal Law

Why Hire an Attorney for an Arkansas Parole Hearing?

The Arkansas Board of Parole (the Parole Board), reviews thousands of cases per year.  Most of these cases are decided by a few documents and a brief hearing (5 to 10 minutes). Your loved one is a person, a person that deserves a second chance.  Reading about a bad decision or period of life problems and a few minutes of

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Business Law, Civil Law

The Changing Face of Landlord Tenant Law in Arkansas

Arkansas is currently one of the friendliest states in the Union for residential landlords.  This has made our state one of the best in the country to invest in residential real estate and has produced a large industry of real estate investors and house-flippers. However, because of the strong trend nationally granting tenants more rights in their dealings with residential

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Elder Law

What is a “Miller Trust?”

Miller Trust is a type of trust used to qualify a Medicaid applicant for Medicaid when the Medicaid applicant’s income exceeds the state published Income Cap.  In Arkansas, the “Income Cap” (a phrase with a specific meaning for Medicaid purposes) as of the date of this article is $2,250. This means any applicant for Medicaid is not qualified so long

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Criminal Law

What does it cost to be removed from the Arkansas Sex Offender Registry?

You may expect getting off the Arkansas Sex Offender Registry to be to difficult and expensive. At Wilson & Haubert we offer two price options. Two are flat fees – one price for the entire process, beginning to end. The third is reserved for complex cases. Most cases are not considered “complex.” Here are the three cost options for being

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Family Law

What are some examples of what is in the best interest of a child?

In Arkansas, when a court is deciding custody and visitation of a child, they look at the “child’s best interest” standard. This is a standard made up of many factors. Those factors can vary in the way the court weighs them and how many factors there are, both positively and negatively. To help you better understand the test for a

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Criminal Law

When can police stop my car?

This is a question we are asked all the time.  When can the police stop my car? The answer is: when the police have reasonable suspicion they may stop your vehicle. What is Reasonable Suspicion? Under Terry v. Ohio, an officer may only stop a vehicle if that officer has “reasonable suspicion” that the driver has committed, or is about

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Elder Law, Estate Planning

How to Pay for Nursing Home Care

One of the greatest fears people have about aging is loss of health and ending up in a nursing home.  How are you going to afford to pay for long-term care? There are basically four ways to pay for the cost of a nursing home:     Long-Term Care Insurance- Long Term Care Insurance is the best option by far.

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

July 2018 Arkansas Bar Exam Results

New Lawyer Bar Results

Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2018 Arkansas Bar Exam! Here are the results: 2018JulyBarExamResults Enjoy scrambling around to find a judge to swear you in on Tuesday.  Let the fun begin! But seriously—we are pleased to have you all as colleagues. Do well. Looking for some extra reading? After You Get Your Bar Exam Scores  

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Criminal Law

What to Do If You’re Facing a Probation Revocation

Under Arkansas law, you can be sentenced to probation to avoid going to jail. If you are on probation, you want to make sure that you do everything you can to avoid a probation revocation. As you probably know, your probation can be revoked for many reasons, including failing drug tests, missing appointments with your probation officer, failure to complete treatment

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