We are Your Divorce Resource in Little Rock
Few situations are as difficult in life as that of divorce. Whether a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, the ending of a legal relationship can be difficult and complicated. Even an amicable divorce can be fraught with severe and long-standing consequences if property is not correctly divided.
Important aspects of your family law case are addressed with competent representation that is assertive, without being unnecessarily aggressive, as the circumstances require. We strive for successful resolution of your case with efficiency and as expeditiously as possible without undue delay or expense. Your case will be evaluated with an eye to successful resolution of all legal issues while protecting your rights.
Attorney Destiny McHughes is a Certified Domestic Relation & Probate Mediator—a rare distinction allowing her to skillfully handle domestic needs that arise during divorce such as mediation, child custody, and guardianship.
Often the most contentious part of a divorce is a child custody battle and deciding who will have primary physical custody and who will make legal custody decisions in the future. Determining where children will reside and when, as well as deciding visitation schedules for weekend visitation, summer visitation and holiday visitation can be very challenging. We help you consider all factors in making these decisions or advocating to protect your rights to be involved with raising your children to remain an involved parent.
Settling your case without going to court is often a goal of our clients and is a goal of ours also. Accomplishing this goal is desirable and commendable. This is something we strive to do without surrendering rights and property. It may not, however, be possible to avoid litigation in some situations. We are not afraid of going to court and taking your case to trial where it is necessary. When litigation becomes necessary, we fight for you and your rights.
With regard to division of property, Arkansas is not exactly a community property state as are some states but we function like one. The Arkansas statutes say that property is generally to be divided equally unless there is an equitable reason not to divide property evenly. Those last words of the statute have resulted in a lot of uncertainty about what is fair and what is not fair to each party. Careful consideration of the issues and facts in property division by our knowledgeable attorneys helps you split property equitably or sometimes, unequally, if that is warranted by the facts.
Let us help you with your family law case. We will work on your behalf to to give you the best result possible. We recognize you have rights and know how to apply the law to your situation to settle your case or litigate for you to protect your interests. Above all, we will work with efficiency to help you controls costs and avoid unnecessary expense and turmoil. In many divorce cases, clients must complete an Affidavit of Financial Means in order for the Court to determine child support and possibly the division of debt. Please see below to access the document.
We offer a one-hour consultation for a set fee to evaluate your case and review it with you. We can explain to you how Arkansas divorce law works and provide you with a basic overview of rights and responsibilities, particularly as it applies to your case. After consultation the required retainer and costs can then be estimated.
Call (501) 372-1200 or contact us online to set an appointment.
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