Questions Answered by June Ann Anteski

Q: I gave my parents guardianship of my son, but it's a mutual agreement to go back to court. What papers do i file?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 8, 2013

You need for the parties to enter into an Agreed Order to terminate the guardianship. You will probably need the help of a family lawyer to assist you. Good luck.

Q: I am acting Pro Se regarding a divorce my spouse filed in AR I have to file a Notice Of Hearing...What should it say?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

If the Notice of Hearing is deficient in that it does not satisfy certain due process requirements, your divorce probably will not proceed. I recommend consulting a divorce lawyer to handle your case for you. Good luck.

Q: If you are going through a divorce and a child is involved, can they date other people?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

If you want to present your strongest case in a custody battle, you need to wait to date someone until after you are divorced. Also, you may find that your child may be able to cope with your divorce a little easier if you are not adding third parties to the picture. Good luck.

Q: Medicade messed up my credit now I cant even see a doctor, is there leagal aid in bentonville or rogers

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

Yes, you need to contact Legal Aid of Arkansas. They can do a telephone application for you. Usually, in two weeks, you will get a response back, either an advice letter or a letter notifying you that they will take your case. Good luck.

Q: I am on a contract with my daughter in law for the purchase of a double wide mobile home, how can I get my name off?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

Your daughter in law will need to get the home refinanced and out of your name. If she has poor credit, she may encounter some difficulties. Also, if you both owe more than what the home is worth, you may encounter some difficulties. Good luck.

Q: In Arkansas, can the Executor of the Estate pay himself out of the estate for performing these duties?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

Yes, the executor can file a petition to pay himself for his services in handling the estate. The Judge will need to approve the petition. A receipt should be filed also showing that payment has been made and accepted. Good luck.

Q: After responding to a complaint, how long before case is dismissed if plaintiff does nothing to proceed?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

It sounds like your busband needs to tell his attorney that he wants to dismiss the case. His attorney should do what his client requests. Good luck.

Q: Do I need a bankruptcy lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

Generally, if you find that you do not have enough income coming in monthly to pay your bills, you have reduced your monthly living expenses as much as possible, and you have accumulated a lot of debt from credit cards or medical bills that you have no hope of being able to pay, then you may need to file bankruptcy. You need to contact a lawyer for a bankruptcy consultation. The lawyer will review your assets and your debts and inform you as to the pros and cons of filing bankruptcy. The...

Q: I got stabbed and almost died. Person that did it plead guilty. Now I have $35,000 in medical bills due to him stabbing

1 Answer | Asked in Injury Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

Here are some choices for what you can do:

1. You need to consult with an attorney to determine whether the offender has any assets to execute the judgement against if you file and win a personal injury case against him in Court.

2. If the offender is a turnip, then you probably need to consult a bankruptcy lawyer in order to get the medical bills discharged in your bankruptcy.

3. If the offender is a turnip and you have a lot of financial assets and you do not wish to...

Q: How can the process of a parent signing over the parential rights over start and on what grounds ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

The custodial parent can file for a stepparent adoption. You can sign a consent form and the Judge may grant the adoption if it is in the child's best interests. Good luck.

Q: How do i go by getting my visitation rights legalizes in arkansas

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

If you are not married to the child's mother, then you will need to hire an attorney to file a paternity action. Once the court establishes that you are the child's father, then you can seek visitation or custody. But, you may also be ordered to pay child support, obtain health insurance for your child, and pay laying in expenses, which are one-half of the medical expenses incurred during the pregnancy, and one-half of the child's medical bills.

You need to file the petition forthwith...

Q: The child I pay support for was caught selling drugs at school. I always suspected his mom of using

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You can hire a lawyer to file a petition to change custody. Good luck.

Q: My husband and I have been seperated for two years. He has been in prison can I get free or cheap divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You need to file for divorce based on more than 18 months of continuous separation. You should consult a lawyer because of certain requirements that must be met to serve him in prison. You can ask the lawyer if they can set you up on an affordable monthly payment plan to pay their retainer. Good luck.

Q: What is the time frame to get a annulment

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

There is no set time limit. However, you need to have grounds for the annulment, such as the marriage was never consummated or your spouse committed fraud to induce you to marry him or her. Because this is complicated, your will need to hire an attorney. Good luck.

Q: If I got married and have proof that he lied(consent by fraud) can i get annualment & how?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You an file for an Annulment based on fraud or in the alternative, Divorce. You will probably need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. Good luck.

Q: Spouse is putting the land & everthing in his brothers name so i can't get 1/2 before divorce, is this legal in arkansas

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You need to contact a divorce lawyer as soon as possible. Sometimes, spouses try to conceal assets in their divorce in an attempt to deprive their spouse from claiming a marital interest in the property. You need to take legal action forthwith. Good luck.

Q: Is a lawyer always required for a divorce that involves domestic abuse? if so is it hard to find one pro bono?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You can file for divorce pro se, without using an attorney. However, if there are property or debt issues to be decided or children involved, then I strongly recommend hiring an attorney. Good luck.

Q: Can a judge is a divorce order how a child's social security benefit can be spent?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

Yes, a Judge can order the custodial parent to use the child's social security benefit to pay for the needs of the child.

Q: How can i divorce someone who has moved out of the country

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You will need to hire an attorney to file for divorce in the county where you reside. Then, you will need to serve him via public notice in the newspaper. Good luck.

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