June 30, 2020

Do I need a Trademark?

Do I need a trademark? Are you a business owner who is considering filling for a trademark?  Here are several things you need to know:  Even without realizing it, you, as a consumer, deal with trademarks on a day to day basis.  A trademark is a brand name, and includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to…

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June 22, 2020

What about custody during the virus?

Arkansas Child Custody During The Coronavirus  Many parents are asking questions about child visitation schedules and the Coronavirus. Below are common questions and basic guidelines. Overall, it is best to follow the court order. Remember that the judge’s duty is to consider what is in the best interest of the child (link to article) and Arkansas law wants children to have time with…

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June 4, 2020

What happens if I get caught with Marijuana in Arkansas? 

What happens if I get caught with Marijuana in Arkansas?  In Arkansas, possessing marijuana without a valid prescription is illegal. The possession of marijuana can range from an A- Misdemeanor all the way to a Y- Felony, depending on the amount and how it is packaged. The majority of Marijuana arrests in Arkansas will be for Class A – Misdemeanors and Class D – Felonies.  …

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May 28, 2020

What Happens to My Retirement When I Die?

What Happens to My Retirement When I Die? If you are like most Americans, by the time you approach or reach retirement age, your two biggest assets are your home and your retirement account.  If you are in the process of creating an estate plan, or are beginning to think about it, you may be asking yourself, “what happens to…

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May 21, 2020

New Child Support Order in Arkansas

There is a new Child Support Order in Arkansas. The way Arkansas calculates child support has changed! Previous Child Support Calculation In Arkansas, the way child support is calculated is governed by Administrative Order No. 10. Previously, child support payments were calculated based solely on the income of the non-custodial parent. The calculation did not consider the income of the…

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April 22, 2020

How Does Social Security Define Disability? 

HOW DOES SOCIAL SECURITY DEFINE DISABILITY?  The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability as being unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s):  That is expected to result in death, or  That has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.  The SSA then uses a five-step…

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April 15, 2020

Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability? 

Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability?  There is an old adage that states that a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. Nevertheless, statics from Social Security show that millions of well–intentioned Americans do just that and proceed with their disability application without the assistance from an attorney.   Because of the critical dates and complicated laws involved when…

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April 6, 2020

Filing Bankruptcy without Leaving Your Home

Coronavirus and Filing Bankruptcy Even though our interactions have been restricted, you still need to be able to receive financial relief. If you have been financially struggling but want to protect the health of you and your family, we can still offer relief and protection through bankruptcy.During the coronavirus pandemic, you do not have to meet with your attorney in…

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April 1, 2020

What can I do as an unemployed restaurant worker during the coronavirus?

What can I do as an unemployed restaurant worker during the coronavirus? If you were a restaurant or service industry worker who is now unemployed, please first apply for unemployment assistance. You can do so here: https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/ To be eligible, you must be: Unemployed, Physically and mentally able to perform suitable work, Available for suitable work, Making a reasonable effort…

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April 1, 2020

Covid-19 and Estate Planning

These are difficult and uncertain times. Coping with the Corona Virus and COVID-19 can be stressful and down right scary.  With the focus now on the health of you and your family, estate planning may be the last thing on your mind.  Even if you are wishing to create an estate plan, social distancing and stay at home orders may…

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