In Arkansas, the fault-based grounds for divorce are:
The only no-fault ground for divorce in Arkansas is when you and your spouse have lived separately for a continuous period of 18 months or more.
Many pivotal issues can arise in a divorce. Whether you have made the decision to move on or your spouse has filed for divorce, the choice of which divorce lawyer you hire may impact the rest of your life. It’s important to be fully aware of your legal rights and options as you work through a divorce. The best thing you can do is let an experienced divorce attorney advocate on your behalf.
We will handle every aspect of your contested or uncontested divorce. We’ll stand by your side from the moment you file until a judge formally dissolves your marriage. We’ll help you determine what’s most important to you and fight to make sure that you get it.
In Arkansas, child support is determined based on the Arkansas Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines take into account the income of both parents and the number of children for whom support is being ordered.
The following factors are considered in determining the amount of child support:
The guidelines provide a formula for calculating the basic child support obligation, which is then divided between the parents based on their relative income levels. The court may deviate from the guidelines if there are exceptional circumstances that make the guideline amount unjust or inappropriate.
It is important to note that the court has the final say in determining the amount of child support, and that the guidelines are only meant to provide guidance in the calculation of child support. A divorce lawyer can help advise you on the child support guidelines and assist you in negotiating an agreement with your spouse or in arguing for a deviation from the guidelines in court.
The divorce process can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. However, in general, the divorce process typically involves the following steps:
It's important to note that the divorce process can be complex and can take several months to complete. Hiring an experienced divorce attorney can help ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the process.
We understand that going through a contested divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, and we are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need. Lucas Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected, and that your goals for custody of your children are met, and that your property and finances are fairly divided.
Whether you are seeking to establish child support, modify an existing order, or enforce a child support obligation, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that your children receive the support they need.
Don't let the division of property become a source of stress and uncertainty during your divorce. We know that the division of property and assets can be a major concern in a divorce, and we are here to ensure that your property, finances, and investments are fairly divided, and that your rights are protected.
We handle complex spousal support cases and are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you are going through a child custody dispute, it is often helpful to have the guidance and representation of an experienced attorney. A child custody lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and obligations, negotiate with the other party on your behalf, and represent you in court if necessary.
There are times when spouses get divorced and see eye-to-eye on everything. You agree about how property should be divided and how custody of the kids should be arranged. When this happens, its called an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce tends to cost a lot less and can be finalized a lot quicker than a contested dispute.
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The cost of a divorce can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and the method used to resolve disputes (such as mediation or litigation). Some people choose to represent themselves in a divorce, known as pro se representation, to save on legal costs. However, this approach can be complicated and time-consuming, and it may be in your best interest to seek the advice of a qualified attorney to ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the divorce process. Call us today to meet with a divorce lawyer and find out how much a divorce could cost based on the facts of your case.
A covenant marriage is a type of marriage that is recognized in a limited number of states, including Arkansas. It is a marriage in which the couple agrees to a higher level of commitment and a more limited ability to obtain a divorce.
In a covenant marriage, the couple must undergo premarital counseling and agree to specific conditions, such as the requirement to attend counseling in the event of marital problems. Additionally, in order to obtain a divorce in a covenant marriage, the couple must meet specific grounds, such as adultery, abuse, or abandonment. It's important to note that couples who enter into a covenant marriage can still obtain a divorce if they meet the required grounds, but the process may be more difficult and time-consuming than in a standard marriage.
In Arkansas, spousal support, also known as alimony, may be awarded in a divorce case when the court finds that one spouse is in need of financial support and the other spouse has the ability to pay. The purpose of spousal support is to provide a reasonable standard of living for the dependent spouse, taking into account the lifestyle that was established during the marriage.
When determining the award of spousal support, the court will consider several factors, including:
It's important to note that spousal support is not automatically awarded in every divorce case in Arkansas, and the court has discretion to determine whether or not to award it and the amount to be awarded, if any. In some cases, an agreement between the spouses can be reached through negotiation or mediation, which can be less time-consuming and expensive than a court hearing. If you are facing a divorce and have questions about spousal support, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified divorce attorney for guidance.
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