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Fathers receive physical custody in only 10 percent of cases

When most people in Saline County think about single parents and child custody following a divorce, they think of mothers raising children, and this is not wholly inaccurate. It is true that some fathers will have nothing to do with their children, leaving the children's mother to raise them alone, but there are a number of women who have primary physical custody for no apparent reason.

Same-sex couples may have more complex divorces

Although same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Arkansas, there are still a considerable number of people throughout the state who are in same-sex relationships. And, just like families with opposite-sex partners, same-sex couples may have family law issues that require the support of an experienced family law attorney.

Alimony: no longer solely for women

Some 50 years ago, it would likely have been unheard of for a man in Heber Springs to receive alimony. Also known as spousal support, alimony was designed to help the spouse with less earning potential get back on his or her feet after a divorce. Yet, since men almost always had higher paying jobs than their wives, alimony was almost always awarded to women, never to men.

Details of NASCAR high asset divorce revealed

While every divorce involves some of the same basic elements, some inevitably become more complicated than others. This is true in Arkansas and beyond. While there are many factors that may contribute to a divorce becoming more intense than others, one of them is the assets the couple splitting must divide.

Respecting fathers' rights helps to protect children's health

Imagine a mother and father divorcing. They go to an Arkansas family court, the divorce is granted and the mother is given primary custody of the children. At first, the mother respects the father's custody time, but soon the children start avoiding their father. Eventually, the children become antagonistic to their father and refuse to see him. Sadly, this isn't just a story, but a reality for many fathers in the Little Rock area.

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