Arkansas Law Blog

Criminal Law

What does it mean to get your criminal record “sealed?”

Having your criminal record “sealed” (or “expunged”) is the process of having your criminal record made confidential.  If your record is sealed, the documents will be hidden from public view, but will not actually be destroyed, unless the convictions occurred while you were a minor. However, once you get a conviction sealed, you can legally pretend like it never happened. 

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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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Bankruptcy, Business Law

What Happens If Your Business Files for Bankruptcy

If your business has racked up so much debt that you’re thinking about making the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced business lawyer first.  A lawyer can properly advise you about what happens when you file for bankruptcy, so that you know exactly what you’re getting into. Once you’ve talked to your lawyer

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Criminal Law

Field Sobriety Test: Walk and Turn

The second most performed field sobriety test in a DWI investigation is the Walk and Turn.  To fully understand this field sobriety test, you must become familiar with the phases and scoring of the test.  After you are acquainted with proper administration, you can then point to the issues which may arise during the test. Instructions for the walk and

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Appeals

Appellate Attorney | Should I Hire an Attorney for My Appeal?

Should I Hire an Appellate Attorney for My Appeal? The short answer is yes. I doubt you’re surprised by that answer. When is the last time, after all, that anyone heard of a lawyer turning down business? Truthfully, everything really doesn’t require a lawyer. Powers of attorney and (truly) uncontested divorces and simple wills can all be done without (or

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Bankruptcy, Business Law

Legal Options When You Can’t Pay Your Business Debts

If your business has been struggling and you simply can’t pay your debts, it’s time to take stock and consider your options. But what’s the first thing you should do? Consult with a business attorney. If you continue on the path you are on without making any changes, things are likely to become untenable, and your business may never recover.

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Estate Planning

Avoid These 5 Mistakes With Help from an Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning is essential for everyone, not just the rich. Putting plans in place now is the best way to safeguard the future for you and your family. It’s always advisable to enlist the services of an estate planning attorney to assist with the process. An estate planning attorney is familiar with the will and estate laws of your state,

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Criminal Law

HGN Test: What You Need to Know

Many people are somewhat familiar with some of the tests that are given by police officers when they are investigating a possible DWI. The first test which comes to mind for people when they think about DWI testing is the eye test, or the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. To understand the HGN test, you will first need to know what

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