Stefan K. McBride's answer Arkansas is not a community property state, but that doesn't change the answer to your question. If her name is not on the car note, she cannot be held responsible for that debt unless the divorce judge makes her responsible. Even in that case, the only person the financing company can come after is the husband. In that case, he might take her to court for contempt for not paying for the car.
Stefan K. McBride's answer If the mother of the child does not agree to the name change, you will have to petition a court to change the birth certificate. There are several factors that a court will use to determine whether it is in the child's best interest to allow the name change.
Stefan K. McBride's answer If you have true joint physical custody, you will not automatically be able to relocate. Instead, you'll have to show that it is in the children's best interests. You are definitely going to need to hire a lawyer for this issue.
Stefan K. McBride's answer If you are separated, you need to file for divorce and get a visitation/custody order that clarifies your rights. Right now, it is the Wild West, which means she can do what she wants.
Stefan K. McBride's answer The benefits she will receive depends on how many years you have been married, how many years you were in the military, and how many of those years overlapped. It is a fact-specific question.
Stefan K. McBride's answer To your question on visitation rights: You should be able to get court-ordered visitation because you have stood in loco parentis to the child. You may also be able to get custody or even adopt the child, depending on the particular facts of your case.
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