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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Divorce for Arkansas on
Q: Less than 2 weeks after I married this man he abused me and was put in jail for 3rd degree battery can I get an annaullm

I also have an order of protection against him as well. He was in jail for 2 nights and 3 days. Because of hitting me in the face. Can it be annulled or do I have to get a divorce??

Stefan K. McBride
Stefan K. McBride answered on Mar 15, 2017

If you voluntarily entered into the marriage and he didn't lie to you about something that would have made you not marry him, you will need to file for a divorce, not annulment.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Q: Can I file for divorce in AR without being a resident? AR is the state I was married and my two sons live there.

I have signed a settlement agreement, but my wife refuses to sign and file the divorce (she is a resident). We have been separated 24 months. I live in CA.

Stefan K. McBride
Stefan K. McBride answered on Mar 15, 2017

If your wife has been a resident of Arkansas for more than sixty days and you live in another state, you can file for divorce in Arkansas.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Arkansas on
Q: I am wanting to file for divorce, but I moved home with my kids to Arkansas and he still lives in Oklahoma.

Will I have to file in Oklahoma?

Stefan K. McBride
Stefan K. McBride answered on Mar 15, 2017

You can file for divorce in Arkansas after living here 60 days, but Arkansas will not have jurisdiction over the children until you have lived here for six months.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: Do I have a case to limit Great grandparents visitation rights that are court ordered

The child is showing behavioral issues before and after returning from the g-grandparents child is getting in trouble at school for not listening to authority we have discussed problems with g-grandparents and they simply say we are over reacting and they do as they please when they have... Read more »

Stefan K. McBride
Stefan K. McBride answered on Mar 15, 2017

Like all custody and visitation issues, the Court will look at the best interest of the child to determine whether the grandparent visitation should continue. If you want to change the visitation order, you will need to hire a lawyer to file the appropriate paperwork.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: i pay child support and my child has insurance already, but my order states that i should provide insurance.

insurance through my employer for a family is extremely expensive, which is why i have not gotten it done yet. my ex (custodial parent) has three children and has medicaid on all of them since she doesn't do much for work. since they have insurance, i have not seen a reason to cancel the... Read more »

Stefan K. McBride
Stefan K. McBride answered on Mar 15, 2017

Ordinarily a person is not required to provide insurance unless it can be had at a "reasonable cost"; in your situation, it sounds like you cannot provide insurance at a reasonable cost.

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