Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 we will be offering telephone conferences in place of face to face consultations and meetings if our clients so choose. The health and safety of our clients, potential clients, and staff is a top priority. If you would like a video conference or a FaceTime call, let us know and we will set it up.

Meet Lola…Newest Edition to the OMG Family

We are excited to introduce the newest member of our OMG family…LOLA! She was born on January 19, 2022 and became a part of our office family on March 6, 2022. She is a beautiful, white, fluffy Great Pyrenees. Our research into her breed revealed they are protective, nurturing, calm, sweet and stubborn and she is all of those things, especially stubborn. 😊 They make great emotional support animals and service dogs. Read More

OMG Family Picnic

OMG Family Picnic        The staff at OMG Law Firm and their families gathered at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro, AR on Saturday, June 11th for a day of food, fun and recreation. Great barbeque from Que 49 Smokehouse, a local favorite, was enjoyed along with the all-time favorite summer picnic food, watermelon! The kiddos loved playing at the amazing Fort Rotary playground and feeding the ducks and geese. While Read More

5 Factors Arkansas Courts Consider When Determining Alimony Payments

Alimony, also called “spousal maintenance” or “spousal support,” is the court-ordered provision that one spouse must pay the other after a divorce. In Arkansas, the amount of alimony awarded, and for how long, depends on one party’s need and the other party’s capacity to pay. The judge will also take some other factors into consideration when awarding alimony. In this blog post, we’ll be examining 5 of those Read More

Arkansas Probate, Intestate Succession, and Wills

Each and every state has a set of laws that control the transfer of a person’s property after he or she dies. Probate is the judicial proceedings which must typically take place in order to ensure that a person’s debts are paid and his or her heirs take legal title to whatever property is left over. Most of us are at least vaguely familiar with the concept of a Will. A Will enables a person to direct how his or her Read More

The Arkansas Subsidized Guardianship Program

The Subsidized Guardianship Program aims to provide children with a permanent and stable home while also giving their guardians financial assistance. This is for children who have been judiciously removed from their homes and are under the custody of The Department of Human Services (DHS).  The court will not allow a child to be placed in a situation that is not in their best interest. For a child to be eligible for Read More

Changing Your Legal Name in Arkansas (After Divorce)

Legally changing your name is a big deal that will impact your life in a variety of ways. If you are going through a divorce, you may want to change your last name back to your maiden name as a part of this process. In Arkansas, it is possible to change your legal name for a variety of different reasons, including divorce, but it does take some work. Understanding your options and choosing the best path forward will Read More

Determining “Best Interests” In Arkansas

When someone is going through a contested divorce and child custody is one of the areas under dispute, you’ll want to know how it gets decided. Regardless of the specifics of your case, you will likely be told that custody—along with other things—will be based on whatever is in the child’s best interest. Custody disputes can be a stressful and emotional time for children and parents alike. To give you a better Read More

4 Phases of Healing After A Divorce

In some ways, the divorce process itself may be easier than the time it takes to heal and grow from it after it is all over. While you are negotiating, planning, and being advised by your attorney, things may be more objective.  The progress you make alongside your attorney is easier to see and comprehend. There are steps, papers to sign, mediations to attend, etc. But before that, when you first realize that your Read More

How To Get An Order Of Protection

An order of protection is court-issued. They can be granted without the involvement of an attorney, although self representation is rarely a good idea.   Victims of assault, domestic violence, and stalking may file for orders of protection against another person.  If granted ex parte, the person against whom it is issued may not have any contact whatsoever prior to a hearing. A General Overview Should Read More

The Length Of An Arkansas Divorce

One of the most valuable aspects of this question is not the answer. Only an attorney who understands you and the circumstances regarding your divorce can give you an idea of how long it will take. This is because there are too many variables involved during the process. Many of which may be outside of your control.  This question is important because you must understand the factors that go into a divorce to arrive Read More