The fact that he is not hiring someone else to fix the electrical issues will not be a defense to an unlawful detainer suit (an eviction lawsuit), if he files one. If he decides to sue for an eviction because you haven't been paying rent, there's a good chance he'll win. Arkansas is...View More
If the tenant has quit possession, you can take possession of the unit. To recover rent, you'll likely have to file suit and get a judgment. That may prove difficult if you are unable to locate them and serve them with a summons and complaint.
Depending on how much they owe you, it...View More
The Little Rock police department is investigating for felony charges. The whole incident was on video. I’m wanting to sue them but I have never had to search for a lawyer before much less understanding all the areas of practice.
You should consult an attorney with experience in intentional torts. If this security guard truly did attack you unprovoked, and the whole incident is on video, you could have a strong case against both the security guard and the hospital for any injuries you sustained in the attack.
The two parents have a custody agreement with the father seeing kids every other weekend. The mother doesn’t communicate with the dad she communicates with the dads father instead. He pays child support & the son has mentioned self harm due to feeling like this is the way out of there. He... View More
This notice is simply the first step a landlord must complete before they file a lawsuit in Court to have you evicted. The sheriff can not and will not do anything until they have a writ of execution from the Court, which is the document that commands the sheriff to forcibly remove you from the...View More
I want to buy a bank owned foreclosed property. The land is landlocked. Do I need an easement to use existing driveway? If so how do I get one? The home was owned by the owner of the surrounding property. I'm told she didn't have and will not give an easement.
I'm confused because you're saying the property is landlocked, but there is an existing driveway. It could be possible to get an easement by necessity if your property truly does not have any means of ingress.
If there's an existing driveway, the easement may already...View More
You'll still need to notify her unless her parental rights were terminated. Unless you got "sole custody" through a DHS proceeding, her rights have probably not been terminated. Even if you did, it needs to state in the most recent custody order that her parental rights were...View More
It depends on whether the deceased spouse had any children. It also depends on how each piece of property is titled. Real estate may be titled such that it passes automatically to the survivor. Bank accounts may have payable on death beneficiaries.
If both a child's parents pass away, someone who is related to the child may petition a court to appoint the relative as the child's guardian. If you know someone in this situation, they may need to seek counsel from a lawyer about filing a guardianship petition in Arkansas, if...View More
It all depends on the circumstances. If the "physically aggressive trespasser" was using or about to use force that could have caused significant injury to you, you are allowed to defend yourself with about an equal amount of force.
For instance, say someone is only being...View More
We have split time with her for the summer there isn't any legal agreement or divorce proceedings filed. School is about to start as I will have her during the week per verbal agreement. I received Medicaid and arkids for my daughter and I are the state is now requiring I file for child... View More
It sounds like you need to get divorced and get a custody/support order in place.
There are some potential issues with jurisdiction because she spends what looks like equal time in both states, but regardless, this is an issue you probably need to get in front of an attorney to figure out...View More
conditions..is it legal or acceptable for Mother of child to be granted ability to live with child and petitioner, her mother, childs grandmother? Same Grandmother designated as supervisor for visits as well as childs maternal grandfather whom has remarried and lives hour and half away. Childs... View More
In Arkansas, there is a law that allows grandparents who have spent substantial amounts of time with a child to file for "grandparent visitation." Since the paternal grandfather has spent so much time with the child, it is very possible he may qualify to petition for grandparent...View More
This question is a little confusing, but I think you're referring to the definition of abandonment in the family law section of the Arkansas Code (Title 9). The law is that if a parent significantly fails without good reason to communicate with a child or pay support for the child for over a...View More
This may sound a little insensitive, but do her parents have guardianship over her? If she has some form of mental disability, they may have guardianship over her which means they get to make decisions like that for her.
If not, then there's nothing her parents can do to prevent her...View More
You can, but you're selling an "undivided interest," and I can't imagine why anyone would want to buy one. If you own a third of the property, you don't own 1/3 of the land, you have a 1/3 interest in all of the land. So, you'd have just as much right to possess the...View More
My spouse had filed for an uncontested divorce in which I later contested and made a counterclaim for. In the beginning of this process, neither of us had an attorney and were representing ourselves. In court after my spouse made his argument (which wasn’t well prepared), the judge then told him... View More
The judge cannot enter a decree of divorce until at least 30 days after the original complaint is filed, even when it is an uncontested divorce. It sounds like that amount of time has definitely passed.
You shouldn't have to return to court if the attorney is preparing some...View More
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