Using boilerplate documents from the Internet is a "buyer beware" proposition. The problem is that if you had the legal skills to evaluate the form and language, you wouldn't need to ask the question.
As stated earlier, even if a court finds the form used to be valid the language may have an effect that you did not intend, and sometimes using these forms will end up costing you more than if you just had an attorney prepare them for you in the first place.
As Mr. Hill stated, if you weren't married and paternity hasn't been established by a court, then the father's only right is to go to court to establish his rights.
If you know that this gentleman is the father, then it is usually (I state 'usually' because I do not know the specifics of your situation) to allow him to see the child - - but you have not only the right but a duty to make sure your child's well-being is protected and so you are doing well to make sure your baby will be...
Law enforcement is not required to read you your Miranda rights unless you are being subjected to a custodial interrogation - so unless you were in a custodial interrogation they can use anything you or your compatriots said can be used against them.
If there were some statements made as a result of a custodial interrogation, it does not necessarily mean that the charges will be dismissed, but only that those statements would be excluded from being admitted as evidence during the trial.
There is actually some disagreement as to which statute of limitations apply, but if you go by the longest the statutory period is 5 years.
Keep in mind, however, that there may be events which will renew or extend the limitations period . . . such as if you make any payments towards the debt it is seen as an acknowledgment of the debt and the limitations period starts over. So, if you make a payment today you won't be able to use the defense unless and until the SOL runs again.
I strongly disagree with whoever advised you that financial strength was the main factor in determining which parent will be granted custody. The advice that you will only be able to see your daughter one weekend a month is rather odd as well.
While you need to have the financial resources to meet the needs of the child, whoever has the biggest pocket book is not the determinative factor, and if you are awarded custody then you will also be awarded support to help you meet the financial...
After being separated this long, you likely have already divided your property and debts, and so you can file for divorce here in Arkansas instead of going to Florida. However, if there are any property, debt or support issues you will probably have to file in Florida because an Arkansas Court would have jurisdiction to dissolve the marriage but not to effect any of your husband's property rights.
A divorce is important as well, because if you pass away he could try to assert surviving...
Without reading either document, it is typical that the parties will enter into a settlement agreement which the Court will accept and incorporate in its decree (and may or may not be merged into the decree).
The decree will then provide for enforcement of the settlement agreement.
There may be a question as to whether or not the settlement is an independent contract or the terms of the decree that the parties simply agreed to dispense with proof, but the primary difference that would...
This is one of those questions that is difficult, at best, to answer in a general question-and-answer format such as Avvo inasmuch as there are a number of factors that an attorney may take into consideration when deciding whether or not to waive jury trial.
With that said, as a general matter demanding the jury trial may be in your best interest. You do not need every juror to have reasonable doubt as to your guilt to be acquitted -- and if there is better success with a jury . . .
Your friend is probably referring to what is referred to as "Accord and Satisfaction." There aren't enough facts in your post for me to be able to tell whether this is effective in your case, but you can refer to the Uniform Commercial Code:
Ark. Code Ann. Section 4-3-311. Accord and satisfaction by use of instrument.
(a) If a person against whom a claim is asserted proves that (i) that person in good faith tendered an instrument to the claimant as full satisfaction of the claim, (ii)...