J. Paul Davidson’s Answers

J. Paul Davidson

Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. My ex husband refuses to let me talk to our children

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Paul Davidson
    2. Scott Allen Scholl
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer is probably. The order should set out your rights with respect to contacting the children while they are with him. If not, you should still have reasonable contact with them by telephone, etc. If your ex prohibits you from reasonable contact with your kids, it may be worth retaining counsel and taking him back to court to clarify that right. Has he voiced any reasons why he is not allowing you contact with the children? Either way, I would recommend capturing (by email, text or...

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  2. Can I sue a company after settling with the insurance company?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kim Michael Cullen
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. J. Paul Davidson
    4. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
    5. Michael John Politis
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You need to speak with a FL attorney, but the release you signed with the insurance company will determine if you are able to proceed against the company or if you have waived any rights to pursue claims against that particular company. Generally, the release provided by the insurer will address the waiver of all claims, but you need to speak with a FL attorney and have them review the signed release.

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  3. My personal injury attorney was suspended for 3 months , That suspension has expired as of June 2012. i have not heard

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Paul Davidson
    2. Kenneth L. Shigley
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Benjamin Weaver Glass III
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    A negligence action must be brought within three (3) years of the injury in AR. You need to speak with another attorney ASAP to determine if you still have a case, and if so, how you should proceed. Paul

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John David Young
    2. J. Paul Davidson
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  5. Temporary orders state pay medical bills. Do I have to pay dental bills for spouse

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Paul Davidson
    1 lawyer answer

    The language used in the temporary order will determine if the dental is included. If it is vague, you could certainly argue there is a difference between dental and medical, and therefore, dental shouldn't be included. Your attorney needs to argue that. Your success, however, will depend on the judge.

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  6. Ex wife wants to raise child support in Arkansas

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Paul Davidson
    1 lawyer answer

    In Arkansas, child support is based on the non-custodial parent's income. Her income, whether or good or bad, shouldn't affect the amount of child support you are required to pay.

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

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Heather A Lottmann
    2. Benjamin Patrick Cowan
    3. J. Paul Davidson
    4. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    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.

  8. 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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Paul Davidson
    2. Hillary Johns
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

  9. Can i get my money back from a neglagent lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Paul Davidson
    2. Patrick Lewis
    3. John Ryan Charles Burt
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hudson
    2. J. Paul Davidson
    2 lawyer answers

    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...