Skye Martin's answer I recommend consulting with an attorney. It sounds like you might need to file a Motion for Contempt and also discuss other options. It’s hard to answer without reading the decree.
Skye Martin's answer The preference of the children could be a factor, but it’s less likely when they’re still so young. Child custody is determined by the best interest of the child and there are a list of factors that judges consider. I recommend consulting an attorney to determine your best strategy for getting the kids back.
Skye Martin's answer You’re entitled to your half of the marital property. Even if you’ve only been married a short time, I still suggest seeking an attorney to at least go over your options and protect your interest.
Skye Martin's answer There's no way to answer that without knowing more about your particular financial situation. Typically, you would be entitled to half of the portion of her retirement plan that accrued during the marriage. You would do well to contact an attorney to make sure you're getting everything that you're entitled to.
Skye Martin's answer You’ll need to file a petition to establish paternity. A birth certificate alone is not enough. You have no right to the child if you were never married to the child’s mother until you establish paternity. Then you can ask for visitation or custody.
Skye Martin's answer They need to be separate documents. You might also want to consider a living will, which states your end-of-life directives. If you own real property then you might want a trust as well. I'd recommend going over all of your options with an attorney. There are a lot of documents that might be helpful for you and your family.
Skye Martin's answer She will need to create a beneficiary deed and/or a trust to avoid probate, even if you will be her only surviving heir.I would suggest that she meet with an estate planning attorney to go over all of her options for avoiding probate.
Skye Martin's answer The answer to your first question will depend on the whether receiving notification of the child's medical emergencies, or similar language, was included in the Order of Guardianship.I wouldn't be able to answer the second question without asking a lot of questions regarding your situation. I would suggest consulting an attorney.
Skye Martin's answer That statute is the Doctrine of Necessaries and it has been abolished in Arkansas.The old law stated that absent express authority, neither a husband nor a wife is liable for the other's debt obligations, including those for necessaries.
Skye Martin's answer You need to petition for visitation and/or a shared custody arrangement. Paying child support doesn't give you visitation rights. I would suggest contacting an attorney to go over your options.
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