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J. Paul Davidson

J. Davidson’s Answers

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  • A on job injury has disabled me from work ever again , is

    85000.00 to much or to little to ask for in a workmans comp claim?

    J.’s Answer

    It depends on several factors, including your age, the injury, etc. I would encourage you to speak with an AR attorney at your earliest convenience. I practice in Little Rock, but have several cases in southeast AR and would be glad to talk to you.

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  • How can i get a restraining order on my husband he makes threats and i want him gone but cant afford a divorce at this time

    he is constantly accusing me of having an affair and calls me and raises all kinds of hell at my work over the phone he has threatened to make untrue statements to a coworkers spouse and has made threats of violence to me about one of my friends h...

    J.’s Answer

    Always call the police if you feel an immediate threat. In addition, you can request a protective order be issued through the Court. You will need to be prepared to fill out a short form and indicate the threats and/or abuse you have suffered. The Court will instruct you on where to take it to get it signed by a judge. Assuming it gets granted, there will be a short hearing on the order in a few weeks if you want to keep the order in place.

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  • Can i get my money back from a neglagent lawyer?

    nswer phone calls or emails! she refuses to refund my money!

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Burt. You can contact the Arkansas Bar Association, and they can direct you to the appropriate entity that handles attorney complaints.

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  • How do I postpone my devorce court date with no att?

    I have court date aug 3rd. I need more time to better my self and hire atty. I really need to Know what form i need and how to get it.

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with Ms. Hudson. You need to inform the court of your circumstances in writing. In the letter, you need to request a continuance so that you can retain counsel. I would recommend drafting the letter and hand delivering it first thing in the morning. Courts are typically more apt to grant a continuance if you have reached out to a particular attorney and can drop that attorney's name to the court. It's even better if you have retained that attorney and only need a continuance in order to give that attorney time to prepare. Feel free to drop me an email if you want to discuss in the morning. paul@davidsonlawfirm.org

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  • If you are filing for divorce due to physical abuse, would your husband still have rights to your property?

    If you have police reports and other evidence supporting the fact that you have been physically abused by your husband, and neither of you share any property or anything, could he still take your property from you once filing for a divorce even if...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Young in that abuse shouldn't affect the division of property. That said, the court certainly has discretion to alter the standard 50/50 split of "marital" property for equitable and similar reasons. You may have other facts that could be argued to alter the standard 50/50 split, and your ability to do that will depend on your facts and the judge that is hearing your case.

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  • How do i go about sighning my rights away of my child to his mother doing a singlr parent addoption

    how to do this and fast

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Scholl. It would be wise to retain counsel, which could be done for a flat fee, and get the adoption completed correctly the first time. Because of specific requirements regarding adoption law, individuals who represent themselves can easily miss an important requirement which will only slow down the process and cost you more in the end.

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  • Change jurisdiction of divorce decree from Mississippi on child support to Arkansas or Texas child is 18 I think Ms is 21

    I think the age to stop child support in Mississippi is 21 we've been divorce since 1997 neither of has lived in Mississippi since I think child support ends at 18 in Arkansas at 18in Texas where she lives.

    J.’s Answer

    In order to transfer a case to AR, you would need to retain an attorney and file a complaint or motion, requesting the jurisdiction of your case be transferred to Arkansas. The Court has discretion to grant or deny such a request. I would have to know more facts to be able to advise on the likelihood of transferring the case. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss in more detail. The decree will typically indicate when your responsibility regarding support ends. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

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  • Changing jurisdiction from Mississippi to Arkansas or Texas

    I got a divorce in1997 I moved to Arkansas my ex wife moved to Texas my child just turned 18 she has live in Texas since 1997 how ca I change Jurisdiction

    J.’s Answer

    To the extent I understand your question and facts, you would need to retain an attorney and file a complaint or motion, requesting the jurisdiction of your case be transferred to Arkansas. I can't speak for the process in Texas, but I suspect it's similar. The Court has discretion to grant or deny such a request. I would have to know more facts to be able to advise on the likelihood of transferring the case. For instance, I'm not sure what issues remain regarding the divorce if the divorce is that old and there is no longer a minor in the picture. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss in more detail.

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  • Is there a law that requires non-custodial parent to call the other parent if one of the children has to be taken to the ER?

    apparently my 5 yr old daughter had a bike wreck and looks like she broke her leg! he didnt call me until hours later and wont let me see her!

    J.’s Answer

    Unless there is language that addresses it in your decree, there is not a law that requires this kind of contact. That said, you are reasonable in expecting such a call. You should make him aware of this oversight in writing and if it continues to become a problem, you may need to raise the issue in front of the judge.

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