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Scott Allen Scholl

North Little Rock Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Do I have to get permission for my son to be adopted by my husband?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Shane Allen Henry
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3 lawyer answers

    The biological father's consent to the adoption is not required if there has been a period or one year or more in which he has either failed to have contact with the child or pay child support. While from your post it does not appear that paternity was ever established, if had been you will still need to give him notice. If paternity was not established, you will need to have a check of the putative father's registry to see if you need to provide notice. Even if the biological father's...

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  2. Can we sue my husbands ex-wife if we pay off medical bills for his kids that she let get sent to a collections office?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Andrea L Crawford
    3. Adrian M. Lapas
    3 lawyer answers

    The statute of limitations for medical bills is only 2 years, so you need to investigate before you do anything. If you make any payment, even $1.00, you will revive the statute of limitations. Plus, if they are in her name only the collector has no grounds to hold your husband liable -- his ex may have a claim against him if he was ordered to pay part or all of them in the decree, but not the collector.

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  3. Can a Will supersede the naming of beneficiaries in a life insurance policy?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jody R. Nathan
    2. Scott Allen Scholl
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    If the life insurance has named beneficiaries, those beneficiaries will be entitled to the benefits because that is a contract to specifically do that. If the life insurance contract is to be paid to the Estate, then the benefits will be subject to the Will.

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  4. Is there any legal recourse?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Charles Todd Yoste
    4 lawyer answers

    Defamation suits are difficult in Arkansas, and very fact specific - to the point that nobody is going to really be able to evaluate your case without reading through the listserve messages, talking to you in more depth, and possibly doing some outside investigation. With that said, however, even if you are able to show that all other elements of libel, Arkansas does not recognize libel pro se. That means general damages are not assumed no matter what the nature of the false statements are...

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  5. Should i file my own uncontested divorce as pro se in Arkansas on grounds of living separate for over 18 months or hire a lawyer

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Aaron Scott Hill
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Edrea Meryl Grabler
    5. Erica Durr
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This is always a difficult question to answer on a general question and answer forum. There are certainly cases in which the expense of an attorney may not be necessary, but it is often a question of "do you know what all you do not know?" Sometimes people represent themselves, and find out later they got a bad deal because they did not know that they were entitled to something, or even how to ask for it. Also, because we deal with the issues all of the time, an attorney will often look at...

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  6. Does evidence have to be file marked by the clerk's office before it can be introduced to the judge? Is motion w/o service legal

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Deborah L Hardin
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    By the questions you ask, I can tell you that things will NOT go well for you if you try to represent yourself. You are asking some very basic questions, and if you represent yourself you will find that not only will you not do well at trial, but may very well destroy any chances you might have on appeal if the trial court does make an error.

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  7. Would my boyfriend have problems with the law if i move in with him while being 15 1/2 and him 21?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    1 lawyer answer

    Without prying into the more intimate details of your relationship, it would appear that he could be facing felony charges for sexual assault.

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  8. About my wife's grandmothers will

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    You didn't mention why you suspect foul play. The mere fact that your wife had a power of attorney from her grandmother and your mother-in-law was nominated as the executrix doesn't see, by itself, to indicate foul play. People will often grant one person a power of attorney and name someone else as executor in a will. Nor is is uncommon for someone to name someone as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy and also nominate that same person a the executrix under the will. With all that...

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  9. What asset protection measures should be taken when someone has been charged with murder 1 in Arkansas?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Russell Warren Lewis IV
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    You're correct in thinking that, if you are convicted of murder, your insurance will not cover you for any civil liability for damages arising under the acts that led to the charge. However, as far as asset protection goes this is not something that can be answered in a general question forum and you will need to sit down with an attorney that has expertise in this area. In order to advise you the attorney will need to know the details of your assets, and you will also need to avoid doing...

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  10. How can I get an annulment in Arkansas if we haven't been married for an entire year?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. William Emil Cassara
    3 lawyer answers

    By your post, it is uncertain that you would be able to have your marriage annulled. There is a common misconception that a marriage can be annulled if you have been married for less than a year. However, an annulment is based on the grounds that the marriage was invalid. Even if you were only married for a day, if the marriage was valid you would need to pursue a divorce if you no longer wished to be married. Theoretically it may be possible to have your marriage annulled if your...

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