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Do courts arbitrarily favor mothers over fathers in child custody?

The question of whether family courts are biased against fathers when awarding child custody is one that has caused much soul searching in the field of family law, here in Arkansas and across the nation. Fathers' rights advocates frequently point to statistics that claim fathers are awarded sole physical custody of their kids only 10 percent of the time, and joint physical custody only 20 percent of the time.

How will the Supreme Court affect same-sex relationships?

Anyone in a same-sex partnership in Little Rock is likely aware that the Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear a case challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act this month. While same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Arkansas, if the court chooses to overturn the law it could have wide-reaching effects on same-sex couples in Arkansas.

For some, divorce is more than just a civil matter

Many people in Little Rock may think of divorce as a purely civil matter; if you want a divorce you work with a divorce attorney to file legal motions, receive a judgment and have the backing of the judicial system should anything go wrong. For the religious, however, there are some requirements that go beyond the court room and require a member of the clergy's assistance. For anyone that follows Jewish law, or Halacha, divorce also requires a religious divorce, or a get.

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