If you are being charged with a criminal offense, get an attorney right away. If you cannot afford one, make a request with the Court that you be appointed one. Do not discuss the case with anyone but your attorney.
When you do get an attorney, make sure you advise them not only of the statement, but all of the circumstances surrounding the statement. Once the attorney has the information, they will be able to determine the best way to handle the situation.
There are several separate issues in your query.
First, if you and your girlfriend were never married and you have not gone through the court to establish paternity you do not have any rights to the children. If you want to assert any custodial/visitation rights you must go through the court to establish your paternity and rights. The paternity lawsuit will have to be filed in the home state of the children (as defined by statute), not your home state.
The deputy is not a judge, so s/he...
In Arkansas, there is a presumption that if a parent does not wish for grandparents to visit the child, then the denial of visitation is in the child's best interests.
That presumption can be overcome, but there are a few hurdles that the grandparent must overcome before they can establish that they can seek grandparent visitation. Because your parents are divorced, they can certainly file separately because it may be that the court finds that one may establish visitation rights, but not...
By your post it doesn't appear as though your sister is legally competent, and if that is the case then she cannot execute a power of attorney.
You can file a petition in the circuit court to appoint you as her guardian. If believe your brother in law and/or your sister's kids are going to object to the guardianship or ask that they be appointed instead of you, you will want the help of an attorney.
Since you were not divorced, you were not free to re-marry and your subsequent marriage is void. What to do next depends on what your goals are . . . such as divorcing your husband and then marrying the subsequent "husband," but if you do not want to reconcile with the subsequent husband you may want to consider getting a decree of annulment.
There is some disagreement over whether the correct statute of limitations is 3 years (because it is an open account) or 5 years (as a written contract, if you have a written cardholder agreement).
You may find yourself getting into some pretty sophisticated legal arguments, and so you may want to sit down with an attorney to review your case.
They will likely bring her completed affidavit with them to the hearing, and move to have it admitted during her wife's testimony.
If you wish to receive a copy of her affidavit prior to the hearing, you can make a Request for Production.
If you are going to represent yourself, you should review the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Arkansas Rules of Evidence, and the substantive law of any contested issues. The judge cannot give you legal advice, and if you do not comply with the...
It appears that Husband's Will has already been probated (well over 5 years ago), so that shouldn't be an issue anymore.
So, assuming that the Will that Wife executed in 1998 was valid, then it should be the will that is probated because it is her last will.
You opened up a big can of worms by opening up the card your child's name.
Get an attorney as soon as possible, and do not post anything in a public forum that anyone other than your attorney might see.
First off, you need an attorney.
Then, to follow up on Ms. Steven's response, I'll present the "Devil's advocate" position:
CPS will likely make an argument that you are not taking the safety of your daughter seriously because the level of violence in your home rose to the level that you had to pull a firearm to protect yourself and daughter from seriously bodily harm BUT now you are refusing to press charges or testify against the perpetrator of the violence. The argument will then...