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Category Archives: Family Law

Understanding Arkansas Law’s Presumption in Favor of Joint Custody

At one time, Arkansas courts deciding on child custody generally favored keeping children with their mother unless she was an unfit parent. But this approach has been abandoned. Arkansas law now provides for granting joint custody whenever possible, based on the policy that having both parents take an active role creates a stable and supportive… Read More »

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation… Read More »