Arkansas Law Blog

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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Bankruptcy

How to Stop Foreclosure through Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Foreclosure is one of the most traumatic financial situations a person may face. And unfortunately, it is very common. If you are facing foreclosure, you may feel powerless and confused. But you can stop it if you take action. You can seek debt relief, work a deal with your mortgage company, or file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Depending upon your

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

"Back to Bremen" Book by Cecelia Wilson

Anyone who’s ever worked very long in a long firm knows that it’s not really the lawyers that run everything; it’s the support staff. Here at wh Law | We Help, we would be lost without our Office Manager Cecelia Wilson. She’s the one that keeps the wheels from coming off. When she’s not wrangling a bunch of lawyers and

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Administrative Law

Drug Tests and Your Nursing License

Nurses and Lawyers have (at least) one thing in common: We both had to work really, really hard for our licenses. Lots of classes and lots of tests and then one big test (NCLEX!) and finally—Ah, finally!—the nurse gets the right to wear the scrubs and the lawyer gets the right to wear the suit. So now that we have

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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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Bankruptcy

Arkansas Bankruptcy: What is a Section 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What to expect after filing for Bankruptcy Soon after you file your Bankruptcy, the court will schedule a 341 Meeting, aka the “meeting of creditors.” It has to take place at least 21 days after you file, but no later than 40 days after you file for  bankruptcy. You must attend or your bankruptcy case can be dismissed. Information about

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Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

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 101: You Must Fund Your

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

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, afghans, a huge console TV,

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

Back to Bremen – Book by Cecelia Wilson

Our very own Cecelia Wilson has a non-fiction book being published today. With that being said, let’s transition to the shameless plug: A little about the book, the book’s website, and Facebook page below — Edith Röpke, her seven siblings and their mother Marta have already learned to be silent and live inconspicuously… It is 1939. On the cusp of

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Criminal Law

How Do I End My Probation Early in Arkansas?

Many defendants in Arkansas who enter into a plea deal will end up on probation. If you end up on probation, it is important to understand how it can be terminated. The first step in attempting to end your probation early is contacting an Arkansas criminal defense lawyer. In assessing whether to terminate a person’s probation early, the court will

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