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What to Expect From Your Final Divorce Hearing

When your final hearing is scheduled, the end of your divorce is finally in sight. Whether your divorce has been a complicated one or a straightforward one, you will likely find that this hearing, which concludes the divorce proceedings, takes a huge weight off of your shoulders. After the final hearing, you can finally put the past behind you and open the door to your future. Read on to find out what you can expect Read More

Five Post-Divorce Co-Parenting Tips

Getting a divorce is an emotionally challenging process, but when it’s the right decision for you and your children, you can easily overcome all of the challenges and obstacles that you will face throughout this grueling process. The challenges don’t end when the divorce is finalized. If you and your former spouse have children together, you will likely be co-parenting in some capacity for years to come. This can be Read More

Do You Need a Reason to Divorce in Arkansas?

Arkansas is known as a “fault state.” This means,, like most other states, you need to have grounds for divorce. This means that in order to get a divorce, you need to be doing so for a  reason, and that explanation must fall under a list that the State of Arkansas deems acceptable “grounds” (meaning cause, basis, foundation, or justification) for divorce. In many states, “irreconcilable differences” is a ground for Read More

Understanding Your Custody Options in Arkansas

Often when parents get divorced, one of their biggest concerns is what will happen to their child or children. Their specific concerns can vary greatly depending on their situation. “Will my ex try to prevent me from seeing my children?” “How will we make sure our children continue to have strong relationships with both of us?” “Will I still get to spend as much time with my child?” It can be especially concerning Read More

Blending the Family: 5 Things You Can Do to Ensure a Smooth Transition

Do you and your new partner have children from prior relationships and are now considering blending your families? Watching your loved ones come together as a family is truly beautiful, but you may encounter some stresses and frustrations along the road as you try to make it happen. You may feel concerned about whether everyone will get along or if your children will feel unsettled by the idea. Read on to discover 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

Served With Divorce Papers? Here’s What to Do Next

Whether divorce was well-anticipated or comes as a complete shock, the process that kickstarts the divorce proceedings usually comes in the form of being served. When this happens, you need to take instant action to safeguard your legal rights and future. Here are 4 things to do after you have been served with divorce papers: 1. Read the documents It is essential for an individual to read the divorce documents Read More

Considering Divorce? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions First

When it comes to divorce, there are many variables to consider, so it is not in your best interest to make a fast choice. Unless you're in an abusive relationship (whether physical, emotional, or economic), it is best to carefully consider your next step. Before moving forward with a divorce, here are the questions you need to ask yourself. Question #1: Is My Marriage Really Over? Have your emotions truly diminished Read More

What to Expect at a Temporary Hearing

A temporary hearing occurs when one person seeks some sort of preliminary order until the matter is finally resolved. Most commonly, these hearings are part of a divorce proceeding, but may also occur when a grandparent or other figure seeks custody of a child when the parents cannot provide proper care. Temporary court hearings are much shorter than final hearings, so you should be sure that you know exactly what Read More

A Brief Q&A on Arkansas Protective Orders

At OMG, we receive several questions about protective orders. In this blog, we’ve outlined some of the most common questions and our answers to them.  1. What is an Order of Protection? A Protection Order is civil court order for a victim of domestic violence that is signed by a judge. The protection order is designed to prevent an abuser from harassing, threatening, stalking or committing violent acts Read More