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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March 18, 2020

How much does a car loan cost? Options in bankruptcy

How Much is that Car Loan is Really Costing?   Transportation is a Necessity   Cars have become a necessity we rely on for our everyday lives.  They are important tools for getting us to and from work, the grocery store, or doctor’s appointments.  Today, most cities are designed to accommodate car travel, making it impractical to travel by more cost-efficient means like subway, bike, scooter, or even…

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March 5, 2020

Can I appeal my case?

Can I appeal my case? Judges often tell litigants that one of the parties is going to leave that courtroom unhappy.  Judges say this in hearings and trials, either before the arguments begin, before they make their ruling or ask the jury to deliver theirs, or maybe even right before the end of the hearing. In other words, there will…

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February 27, 2020

Can I get primary custody if my child wants to live with me?

Can I get primary custody if my child wants to live with me? My child says he/she wants to live with me, will the Judge take that into consideration in determining which parent is awarded primary custody of our child?  Attorneys are often asked at what age can the minor child make their own decision about which parent they want to…

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February 19, 2020

What is a DSO (Domestic Support Obligation)?

What is a DSO (Domestic Support Obligation)? Section 101(14A) of the Bankruptcy Code defines a domestic support obligation as “a debt that accrues before, on, or after the date of the order for relief . . . including interest that accrues on that debt as provided under applicable non-bankruptcy law . . that is – A.  owed to or recoverable…

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February 11, 2020

Arkansas Game and Fish Violations: How will a violation affect my hunting rights? Can I go to jail for a violation? 

Arkansas Game and Fish Violations  How will a Game and Fish violation affect my hunting rights, and can I go to jail for a violation?  Game and Fish violations are grouped into five levels of violations. Each level carries different fine amounts and possibilities of county jail time. However, the most important part is the amount of points each violation carries with it….

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February 4, 2020

What happens when charged with domestic battering or assault in Arkansas?

First Time Charge For Domestic Battering Or Assault In Arkansas – What Happens? Even if you’ve never been in trouble before, a charge for domestic battering or assault on a family or household member is a serious offense. A misdemeanor conviction could land you in jail, force you to move out of your home or prevent you from contacting family…

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January 28, 2020

Business Payday Loans and How they Work

The Small Business Ray Jones owns a small construction business, Ray’s Remodeling, LLC, which specializes in residential remodeling.  He pays his employees and buys his supplies in cash each month, incurring no trade debt.  Ray becomes sick and is hospitalized for weeks and in recovery for months.  He is not able to work and when he is not able to…

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January 21, 2020

Over the Line: Misplaced fences, roads and other boundary disputes

Over the Line: Misplaced fences, roads and other boundary disputes There’s an old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.” While that may be true normally, sometimes a neighbor’s fence is out of place and on your side of the property line. Encountering a boundary dispute with an adjacent neighbor is a fairly common issue for landowners. There are many ways…

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