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  • Does the primary custodial parent in joint custody case have sole legal decision-making over minor children?

    Agreement states "Joint Custody". No clarification on physical or legal. Mother has majority of time with minor children. Mother designated as "Primary Custodial Parent". Mother is making all legal decisions without the father having any decision ...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Yes. In essence the terms "joint custody" have really no meaning if it also designated the mother as the primary custodial parent.

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  • What are my options for divorce and child custody?

    My husband left me and my kids. He hasn't seen the kids in over a week. He hasn't bought them anything either. He also has a girlfriend. I need help in getting a divorce.

    Kevin’s Answer

    Divorce and custody are really a case by case decision on giving the best advice. Uncontested divorces are the quickest and cheapest way but your husband needs to sign off on everything to be uncontested.

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  • If I have temporary custody of my grandchildren; what is the best way to get full custody.

    My daughter, their mother is currently in prison on a drug charge. I have had temporary custody for almost 2 years. The 10 year olds father (paternity never established) has had a cheek swab done; threatening to try for full custody-he wants to se...

    Kevin’s Answer

    If a Judge signed an Order giving you temporary custody, you'd just need to ask the Court to set it for a final hearing for permanent custody/guardianship. If you have just had the children but no court order, you'll need to file for guardianship.

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  • Can I file petition for dna test myself

    My name is on birth certificate baby is 4mnts old now the mother says I'm not the father. We were not married. I want to be in my daughters life,I'm more than willing to pay child support

    Kevin’s Answer

    You can, but it is difficult. Technically, you wouldn't have to have a DNA test done, but what you have to file is a Petition for Paternity, that is the legal way to get rights for a father in Arkansas, but you and the baby's mom can agree you are the father without the need for a DNA test.

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  • How do you go about revoking a paternal parents rights and how long does it take?

    I have full custody of both kids he has a once a month supervised visitation that he is granted in the divorce due to domestic violence history as well as substance and alcohol abuse in the past, he's only visited 2 times with in the past 11 month...

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    In Arkansas, you'd need his consent unless you can show that he hasn't paid support for one year OR hasn't seen the kids for one year without you keeping him from the kids. You'd also need to be married to your boyfriend to be able to do a step-parent adoption.

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  • Am I eligible to receive spousal support?

    I already have a lawyer, she didn't give me much info on spousal support. I have been seperated from husband for 6 months, and already did temp order for child custody, we have mediation in July. We were married 14 1/2 yrs. In that time, I rarely ...

    Kevin’s Answer

    It is possibly and certainly something you should ask for, if nothing less than a bargaining chip at mediation. It is difficult in Arkansas however and without knowing a lot more about your situation is hard to tell you for sure. You definitely need to discuss it fully with your attorney.

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  • My ex lied in court to gain custody of our son. I can prove it. What can i do?

    My ex lied when being questioned. She was asked if she has ever been detained in handcuffs for domestic abuse, of course she said no. She was asked if she had ever smoked marijuana and she said no. A bunch of lies were told by her. I have witnesse...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Having a witness come to Court and testify to something different than what your ex testified to does not mean the Judge will believe it. The judge decides who he believes and doesn't believe and determines the credibility of the witnesses. He/She may still believe your ex over you and your witnesses. If a determination has already been made, you'd need to file a Motion to Reconsider and have those witnesses sign affidavits. Once again, it'll be up to the judge to decide if he/she wants to hear that new evidence

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  • I have my son for the Summer, do I need to pay his mother child support? I don't want to support her other children.

    The case was filed here in Arkansas and never made it past mediation. I have been paying child support according to the legal document. The mothers partner has been harassing me which is a violation of court orders. Mother has given rights away of...

    Kevin’s Answer

    If you are court ordered to pay child support, you can not stop paying simply because you do not like the custody arrangement or because she denies you visitation. You'd need to take her back to Court and ask the Judge to hold her in contempt.

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  • I was a store manager for Dollar General. I had a cashier call me up at 11:30 pm telling me the MOD asked her to make out

    I reported this to the district manager and he told me to never speak of it again. Now he is refusing to pay my salary.

    Kevin’s Answer

    Certainly the cashier should file a complaint with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), and use you as a witness that Dollar General isn't helping or taking it seriously. You should also consider contacting the Department of Labor to discuss your salary issue.

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  • The legality of a business charging an account twice in June because the processing didn't happen in May.

    A business utilizes contracts and eft transactions for payment. Due to a management change the processing for May did not happen. The June processing took place however, a week later the business owner decided that because the payments did not com...

    Kevin’s Answer

    It would depend on the contract you had with them. The business probably should have contacted you and let you know there was a mistake in the processing, but if you received the services from the business, you owe it.

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