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

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

Does Guardianship & Custody Mean The Same Thing In Arkansas?

By choosing to be a guardian for a minor, you are trying to care for another person. Please note that you are not trying to gain custody, which has a different meaning. Custody is something that gets discussed at length in family law: Legal custody Physical custody   When two parents end their marriage, legal and physical custody must be determined—either by the parents or by the court. Legal custody centers on Read More

How To Protect Your Kids During Divorce

While you are in the middle of a divorce, you are going to be experiencing a whole host of conflicting feelings. In terms of how you feel towards your spouse, you can go from sad to angry to lonely. But when it comes to your children, you need to protect them from the wide range of complex emotions you are experiencing.  In essence, you are expected to be at your best with your children when you are at your lowest. Read More

Tips For Managing Stress During A Divorce

A divorce is a life-altering event, and with it comes a respectable amount of stress. Some of it is derived from all the uncertainty you are facing. There were times during your marriage when you imagined your future. You likely had a five-year plan that you created with your spouse, and you probably owned a home and had children.  Now that you are getting divorced, the portrait of your life and your impending future Read More

How is Income Defined for Purposes of Child Support?

When going through a divorce or custody hearing, it will be necessary to determine who (if anyone) will be awarded child support, and how much. There are a number of factors that go into calculating how much child support is awarded, but the biggest thing is going to be the income of each party. Understanding how income is defined for establishing child support will help you to know how much you will have to pay, or Read More

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

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