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

Why You Need a Divorce Attorney

Saving money is very important. However, if you are heading into a divorce, you should think twice before trying to save money by doing the divorce yourself. It can be tempting to handle things on your own, especially if the situation seems amicable, but there are always complications down the road. Even the most amicable divorces can run into unforeseen tangles, and that is why you need to hire a family lawyer. Read More

Serving a Divorce Part 3

If you need to serve a divorce to someone in another state, it can be daunting. Even worse, if you do not know where the person is, the process becomes even more difficult. At the OMG Law Firm, our family lawyers have had experience with all kinds of divorce situations, and we are ready to help you. In our last three blogs, we explored methods for moving through this situation. We are finishing up with the last Read More

Serving a Divorce Part 2

Do you need to serve a divorce to someone in another state? The best thing you can do is get the advice of an experienced family lawyer from the OMG Law Firm. Our compassionate, experienced lawyers can guide you through this and defend you and your family. In our last blog, we explored two methods for serving divorce to someone who is either in another state or whose whereabouts are unknown. If the methods in the Read More