My daughter in law filed for divorce, was awarded full custody of 4 year old with sole authority to determine primary residence and school district. My son was distraught at the time and agreed with everything his ex wanted because they were getti...
As to relocating, the current state of the law in Arkansas is that if a parent with primary custody wishes to relocate there is a presumption that they will be able to do so. However there has been some legislative action that could change that presumption.
In regards to getting joint custody or an increase in visitation, your son would have to show the Court that there has been a material change in circumstances since the last order respecting custody and visitation. While there may be more going on, your query doesn't post any facts that the Court would likely find to be a material change of circumstances.See question
So I am moving out for the first time, and found myself signing on the dotted line for a 12 month lease agreement. After my security deposit went through they told me that the apartment will not be ready for another week or so because the people w...
If you and the landlord both agree to amend or replace the existing lease, then you are certainly free to do so. However, keep in mind that you can't "make" someone agree to something.See question
He has a 25 year old sister who is in law school and thinks she knows the law. She told him it was ok for him to move out.
Assuming that there isn't a key detail left out of your post (e.g., sister has guardianship, a court has entered an order emancipating your son, etc.), go get him, if there may be a problem ask your local law enforcement to escort you out there to prevent a breach of the peace.
Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 5-26-503 makes it a felony to knowingly take, entice, or keep, or aid, abet, hire, or otherwise procures another person to take, entice, or keep any minor from the custody of the parent of the minor. A minor is anyone under the age of 18.See question
I have my local VA service officer search for records from an injury during boot camp and also from the Gov of Oklahoma with stories of burned records. They couldn't even produce my DD214' I had it and several documents where I joined and served. ...
Submit an SF-180, a copy of which you can download at: https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html
Note that you may need to provide some additional information if your file was damaged or destroyed in a fire in the mid-70's.See question
In the year 2001 I was awarded permanent alimony in state of NJ in amount of $600/month. It seems to me that I should have had an increase from then to now. I am now poor. We were not so at the time of the very acrimonious divorce. I cannot afford...
Assuming that your ex still lives in New Jersey, the New Jersey court would still have jurisdiction over it, and so it will need to be filed in New Jersey. You can speak with someone who practices law in New Jersey about the law on alimony there.See question
Just wondering if I have to continually pay child support if my ex marries another man? I ask, because he would be somewhat adopting them.
No, your obligation to your children continues regardless of whether or not your ex remarries until they are emancipated, marry, die, or are adoption by someone (and that must be an actual adoption, not a 'somewhat' adoption to create the legal relationship).See question
I am a non custodial parent and trying to get my child support reduced due to my low income. I cannot afford to reopen the case much less afford a lawyer. I need to file in forma pauperis but am unsure what to file. Please help.
I believe the court clerk has forms for filing the in forma pauperis petition to have the filing fees waived. After that you will just represent yourself. You can spend some time down at the law library to research what you need to do, and if you talk to the reference liberian they can probably point you to resources for drafting guides.See question
1 son born & married shortly after birth. He left & we divorced. He went a yr & a half not paying his court ordered child support. He has been payin 1 small half a payment once a month to stay off the radar on not payin. I have so much proof of hi...
From your post I'm not clear as to whether the biological father has gone for a long enough period of either not paying support or having sufficient contact with the child to do any with the need for consent under the statute. If you are going to do an adoption (which is how you would terminate the biological father's rights) you will need to hire an attorney anyway, so go ahead and start talking to one now so they can review the situation with you.
Sometimes in these situations the biological father will consent, either because they want out of paying child support in the future or they just understand that the other father figure would be better suited, so you could always inquire into that.See question
we have been apart for over10 years i had to get proses server who tried to serve divorce papers on him at work with no look i found his address and sent It to court i have been trying for over a year to get divorce we have not spoke for over 10 y...
Assuming that you are in the City of England, Arkansas (and not the country of England - which posts are sometimes inadvertently posted here), the Court will not try to serve your husband for you.
You need to give the process server the address that you found so that they can try serving him at the new address (or see if anyone at that address can provide information as to where he may have moved).
If you've exhausted all reasonable efforts to locate him and are still unsuccessful, you will need to file an affidavit with the Court demonstrating that you have done so and still can't find him (the affidavit has to show actual facts, not just a conclusion that you exhausted all reasonable efforts).
Then, you can have your husband served by publishing a Warning Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the county that your divorce is pending.
Make sure you do all of this within 120 days of the date your divorce was filed, or that you get an extension from the Court before the 120 days expire.See question
Six years I let an attorney convince me and my husband that our son (41) would be better represented if I became his legal guardian at a cost of $1,800. Michael has cerebral palsy. The attorney was on retainer for the Rainbow of Challenges grou...
You can file a petition to terminate the guardianship with the same Court that granted, by stating that the guardianship is no longer needed. You can check with the Arkansas Access to Justice Program to see if they may be able to provide materials to help you draft the petition (http://arkansasjustice.org/ineedhelp)
It may also be helpful to see if his physician would provide you with an affidavit stating that a guardianship isn't necessary -- a physician's affidavit may have been in the original guardianship, and it would just need to set out why the guardianship isn't needed instead of why one is.See question