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.

How is Child Support Calculated in Arkansas?

When Arkansas parents separate or divorce, a child support order ensures that the children continue to receive the financial support they need to meet their personal needs and benefit from opportunities that would have been available to them had their parents stayed together. Although an essential arrangement, child support is an aspect of divorce that raises the most issues. Which parent pays and how much? And above Read More

A Brief Q&A on Arkansas Adoption

Adoptive families play an important part in a child’s life by giving them a secure, loving, and permanent home. In Arkansas, a large number of children in state care are currently waiting for a new family to call their own. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about adopting in Arkansas. 1. Who can adopt a child in Arkansas?  Any adult who is able to provide a safe and loving home is eligible to adopt. There Read More

Three Unexpected Positive Feelings You May Experience During Your Divorce

While many people associate divorce with anger, sadness, and frustration, these negative emotions barely scratch the surface of the wide range of feelings that people encounter during the divorce process. You may be surprised to learn that you’re likely to encounter a variety of positive emotions in addition to the more negative ones. In today’s blog post, we’re discussing some of the unexpected positive feelings you Read More

Arkansas Child Custody and Relocation 101

If you are a divorced parent in Arkansas, you are required to follow the custody orders that were set forth by the judge when you got divorced. If you have physical custody (meaning the child lives with you) and your co-parent has legal custody (the ability to make decisions on the child’s behalf) or shares joint physical custody with you, you may have questions about whether or not it is possible to relocate out of Read More

COVID-19 and Family Law

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for all of us. Some parents are staying home with their children 24/7, preparing for a new school year of online learning, homeschool, or re-entering the world of face-to-face study. Some are juggling these responsibilities with working from home, muting their Zoom meetings while they soothe testy toddlers. Some parents are loving this chance to bond with their kids, but Read More

Alimony 101: Four Situations That Warrant Spousal Support Modifications

At the time of your divorce, you and your spouse came to an agreement about alimony payments or the court made that decision for you. Support amounts and duration were determined based on what you knew at the time, but circumstances often change post-divorce. In today’s blog post we’re looking at four situations that may require a modification of your spousal support agreement. Alimony may only be modified if it was Read More

The Top Three Reasons Unwed Fathers in Arkansas Should Establish Legal Paternity

When a married woman gives birth to a child, the state of Arkansas assumes that her husband is the child’s legal and biological father. He does not need to take any action in order for his parental rights to be recognized and his name to appear on the child’s birth certificate. However, for unwed fathers, things are a little different. To be recognized as your child’s legal father, you and the mother must sign an Read More

Breaking the News: Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

If you know that divorce is the right choice for you and your entire family, but you are worried that your children will be heartbroken, confused, and suffer psychological damage caused by the situation, this blog post is for you.  At OMG Law Firm, we have seen countless concerned parents facing this exact predicament. Read on to discover our tips for breaking the news about your divorce to your children. 1. Read More

Life During the Divorce Process: Three Self-Care Tips

For many, a big part of married life is caring for other people. Between your responsibilities to care for your spouse and responsibilities to care for your children, caring for yourself tends to get lost in the shuffle. When your divorce is happening and you’re transitioning into your newfound freedom, you likely still have responsibilities to care for others, such as your children, but some of your time is freed up Read More

Your Next Chapter: Four Tips for Thriving Post-Divorce

The end of your divorce signals the beginning of a brand new chapter in your life. It is the time when you can finally put the pain caused by the dissolution of your marriage behind you and focus on crafting new routines that are perfect for you and you alone. At OMG Law Firm, we understand the great sense of relief that divorce brings and the exciting challenges of beginning your next chapter. Read on to discover Read More