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’ve 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 get 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 a 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 against Read More

Understanding Your Rights as a Father Without Established Paternity

Some fathers feel like they're getting the raw end of the deal when it comes to parental responsibility, but state laws specify today that courts can't consider gender as a factor, so both parents have equal opportunities to get custody. Historically speaking, unwed fathers had few parental rights - a biological mother could easily prevent a biological father from forming a legal relationship with his own child. Read More

Splitting Up Is Hard to Do: The Factors Arkansas Courts Consider When Dividing Property in a Divorce

Divorce often looks like a series of complicated issues, like child custody and property division, revolving around the already complex matter of a breakup between two partners. Unfamiliar legal concepts can add to that confusion, making it difficult to envision the next steps on your road to a finalized divorce. Let’s start by clearing up the concept of marital property division in the state of Arkansas. Each Read More

Understanding Emergency Custody

  In any case involving child custody or child support, Arkansas courts will use the child’s best interests as the basis for every decision. Once a divorce has been finalized, the courts will have issued orders on matters like division of property, child support, custody, and alimony if applicable. While these are technically final decisions, circumstances can always change in the lives of divorced parents or Read More

Don’t Sabotage Your Custody Efforts

When you are going through a divorce, things can get heated, and emotions can run high. It’s a difficult time, and it can be hard to remain calm and do what’s best for yourself and your children. Without even knowing they are doing so, many people do things that hurt their own case. We thought we’d cover a few of these things in this week’s blog, so you know things to watch out for in your own behavior so as not Read More

Family Lawyer Services

Sometimes life gets complicated, and you find yourself needing a family lawyer. If you are in the Jonesboro AK area, consider hiring OMG Law Firm as your attorney for all matters concerning family matters. We handle all manner of family law issues. In this week’s blog, we’ll review the family law services we provide. Divorce When the topic of family law comes up, divorce is one of the first things come to Read More

Questions to Ask a Prospective Creditor Attorney

If you are reading this blog, there’s a good chance that you are looking into hiring a creditor attorney. While many people dread hiring a lawyer and think that doing so heralds complications, you can look forward to working with the OMG Law Firm. We believe that a lawyer’s job is to cut through complex tangles and drive aggressively toward fairs conclusions. In our last blog about creditor attorneys, we discussed Read More