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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Can u ask for a jury trial for a dependency case

I ask the public defender and she said no I haven't seen no paper work since my children haven been in dhs i ask no reply my child have been injured I ask for reports no reply ask judge she look over me

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Q: In Arkansas, can a father keep the kids away from the mother based off of whom resides in the home?

The mother is living with the brother-in-law to the father. He has not harmed the children and has kids of his own.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arkansas on
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 »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: I took my child to the ER because he was experiencing symptoms such as loss of motor skills (walking) and

His face was drooping on both sides. I took him to the local hospital. They waited over 2 hours to test his urine and inform me that my sons urine screen tested positive for methamphetamines and benzodiazepines. They told me I wasn't allowed to leave the hospital and I was do ride with my son... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arkansas on
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?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: Is it acceptable to request a particular trial date timeline?

For example, it is now May but I would like the trial set for sometime in the Fall to allow adequate discovery. Is it acceptable to ask for a particular number of weeks/months in advance? If so, how do I phrase the request? I am appearing pro SE in a family law case that is bound for trial (failed... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Arkansas on
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 »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Arkansas on
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?

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Arkansas on
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

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arkansas on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: Does a financial POA cease after death? If Will created 12 yrs prior to POA anything in POA supercede it

Will was created with a trust to be established and a bank named as trustee due to possible mental capabilities of only child. However full financial POA was given to only child 12 years after said will was created but never introduced to the courts. POA was registered with circuit court clerk... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 1, 2022

It is not possible to give you definitive answers without reviewing the actual instruments to which you refer. Sometimes people mischaracterize documents because they do not understand what they actually are.

As a general rule, however, POAs expire at the death of the principal, and...
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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 Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a 15 mile police chase well i wrecked and i was wanting to no if the officer did the right thing

i wrecked while involved in a police chase well the officer didn’t bother to help my wife and kids that was in the truck was he supposed to detain me and then tend to them cause he didn’t and was he supposed to have my daughter turn the truck off… was the officer in the right to continue to... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

Even if the officer violated laws that you’re complaining about it doesn’t help you in your criminal case.

Does that answer your question?

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 for Arkansas on
Q: Can primary custodian keep child away from other parent when they are grounded?
Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.
Joshua W. Bugeja Esq. answered on Jun 2, 2021

Generally speaking, visitation and child punishment are entirely separate issues (though they may seem related). One public policy consideration is that, as a society, we don't want parents effectively penalized due to a child's bad behavior and we don't want child punishment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: I need to file for grandparents right my son passes away the mother is keeping my grandchildren away out of spit
Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on May 21, 2021

Do the children live in Arkansas? If so, would you like to schedule a phone consultation?

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arkansas on
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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