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Q: If a parent has their parental rights permanently terminated, can they possibly get custody of their kid again?

My mother lost her rights to me and my little brother about 3 1/2 to 4 years ago, but she is doing really well now and I want to live with her. Will I be able to do that?

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Q: Does my exhusband have to disclose the address to which he is moving? We have joint custody

Nothing is expressly stipulated in the decree.

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Q: What documents need to be filed in Arkansas for Emergency Guardianship of a 4 month old infant abandoned by Mother?

Mother was incarcerated at time of birth. Issued temporary guardianship to individual. Released two months later to parole at said individuals home. Stayed approx. two weeks then left to be with friends has not inquired about child since. Has not provided anything accept 5 cans of formula provided... Read more »

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Q: I am a grandparent that is wanting to get guardianship over my grandson that was taken out of my daughter's home by Cps.

He is in foster care & I'm the only relative that is living besides my son. Can you help?

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Q: Can I leave the state with a minor child for a new job offer?

My soon to be ex-husband keeps stalling the divorce, he burns and destroys my belongings that I use to make a living with, ( I train horses), he constantly harasses me. I have a job offer in another state that would allow me to make a good living for me and my minor child. He hasn't seen the... Read more »

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Q: An AAL has been appointed for the best intrest of my children. I have been pro se and the plaintiff hired an attorney.

She requested production of discovery a week b4 the court date. Is it still required or nessary of me to produce any discovery?

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Q: If my x wife is in contempt of court because she has not followed our divorce decree what as a father can I do 2 c kids

She has kept my kids from me for 3 years now it stats in our decree that she cannot have my kids around any male she is involved with unless she has hand written permission from me which she does not it stats that even if I'm behind on child support that she can't keep my kids for me plz help me

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Q: What rights do I have as my daughters legal father but not biological father in arkansas?

Wife and I are still married for now but a biological father was just established, he was given joint custody. If we divorce where does that leave me? We were married 2-15-19, daughter was born 6-14-19.

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Q: Can my ex use something that happened prior to our custody agreement to modify custody.

My wife and I have 50/50 she filed for full custody 6 months later but she wants to use stuff that happened prior to original custody order to gain full custody. I was told she can't but idk if that is true

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: In December of 2021, my child’s father and I were doing a drop off. During which..

I asked him why he was not answering any of my calls/text regarding our child. He decided to flip the switch and play victim. “I don’t have to speak to you.” Okay but we have a child together. There is no reason for us to be bitter and fight. The conversation turned bitter and he finally... Read more »

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel answered on Mar 12, 2022

Yes. At the end of the day, it's up to the prosecutor whether charges against you proceed. A victim's wishes are only part of the equation. You're also admitting to assaulting the victim on a public website. Not recommended. I do suggest you speak with an attorney in your area who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can I adopt my granddaughter that I have full permanent court ordered custody of and what do I have to do?

I had temporary custody for a couple months and then was given permanent by a judge. I have had custody almost 5 years now.

Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on Aug 7, 2021

It would depend on the facts of your case. Was the custody order out of a juvenile case? Were the parents awarded any visitation? Have they been visiting with your granddaughter? Have they been paying you child support? If the parents haven't had any relationship with your granddaughter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Arkansas on
Q: Can a termination of parental rights stand if there is insufficiency of process services?
Geoffrey D. Kearney
Geoffrey D. Kearney answered on May 10, 2021

As is so often the case in legal matters, it depends. Arkansas law, like that of many states, takes the obligation to serve a responding party quite seriously, and failure to serve can be a basis for reversal on appeal. However, Arkansas’ appellate courts are also strict about the circumstances... Read more »

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Q: Can a mother deny father visitation if they were never married and there is no court agreement? Assq
Geoffrey D. Kearney
Geoffrey D. Kearney answered on May 10, 2021

Possibly. Outside of the parents being married when the child is born or going to court, paternity can also be established by signing an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity, which is generally made available at the hospital when the child is born. If paternity has not been established by any other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Arkansas on
Q: how can a judge give all my rights away without a court date

got a complaint on paternity and judgement of paternity

Don Spears
Don Spears answered on Apr 14, 2021

Insufficient amount of information to formulate an answer.

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Q: my brother n his wife r getting divorced. were up visiting them, but ex is threatening to call cops cuz she wants her ba

they're still legally married. no papers have been filled. she wants full custody and my brother said no. we're just up visiting and she knows it. he still has contact and let's her know everything. she says she'll call the cops cuz she wants her back. will he be in trouble

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes answered on Apr 13, 2021

If nothing has been filed-no formal proceedings commenced, they are simply parents of children and are on equal footing. They are charged with caring for those children under Arkansas Law.

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Q: In a divorce can both parties give custody of a minor to a third party? minor does not live with either parent

My god daughter has been living with me for over 2yrs. Her parents are separated (for about the same amount of time) can they sign custody over to me in their divorce? Or does that have to be done separately?

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Mar 8, 2021

It's called a guardianship and does require a Court action. You will do the divorce AND guardianship at the same time. Many Judges prefer two different actions. There is a lot going on in a guardianship. Many guardianships turn into adoption at some time. Parents often let the guardian (you)... Read more »

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Q: if my ex, who lives in Texas, has recently had her children(with her now husband) taken away because she and her 2yr old

tested positve for meth do i have to send my daughter that she has weekend visitation with to her house or is that grounds for an emergency hearing?

Josh A. Eason
Josh A. Eason answered on Nov 10, 2020

This would be time to file for an ex parte emergency custody petition. You will need to list out all of the information you have as to why this is an emergency in your petition. Meth use will most likely be enough. However, if you can get a copy of the child protective services information, it... Read more »

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Q: Does my 13 year old have to go to her dads if its court ordered and she doesn't wanna go?
Josh A. Eason
Josh A. Eason answered on Nov 5, 2020

Yes. Children do not get to decide if they want to go to the other parents residence or not. If there is something going on at Dad's house that is unsafe, abusive, or puts her in danger, then you can petition the court for a change in custody (and if it is extreme, then an emergency custody... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a Grandparent keep their grandchild from her mother without a court order?

My 21 year old daughter has a 7 month old baby. My daughter has been battling with drug addiction on and off for about 5 yrs. Recently she dropped her baby off at her fathers house to stay for a few days. When she returned to pick her baby up her father refused to let her have her baby. He says he... Read more »

Josh A. Eason
Josh A. Eason answered on Oct 7, 2020

If your daughter was never married to the father and he has never been adjudicated the father by the Court then no. However, he can petition the court for paternity and custody. The father can also file an ex parte emergency custody petition with his paternity action to get immediate custody if the... Read more »

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