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Divorce and the division of military pensions - II

In our last family law post, our blog began discussing how the division of a military pension often emerges as one of the most contentious issues in any military divorce. We also started discussing how any such division will be governed by the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.

Dedicated advocacy when you forget about a traffic ticket

As much as we are loath to admit it, we all make mistakes behind the wheel. Indeed, whether it's slightly exceeding the speed limit to get to somewhere on time, failing to notice that a sign prohibited right turns on a red or neglecting to yield to oncoming traffic, no driver can really say that they have never committed some type of traffic violation.

Divorce and the division of military pensions

There is no question that life in the military, while certainly rewarding from a professional perspective, doesn't come without certain sacrifices from a personal perspective. Indeed, many married couples will have to contend with the challenges of long hours, frequent relocations and, of course, prolonged deployments.

Courts just saying no to bankruptcy protection for pot businesses

It may seem hard to believe but the number of states that have legalized marijuana in some capacity -- either medicinal or recreational -- currently sits at 23. While it seems unlikely that this will happen here in Arkansas anytime soon, it has nevertheless been a fascinating phenomenon to monitor from a criminal law, business law and, most recently, bankruptcy law perspective.

Study examines women are so much more likely to initiate divorce

When it comes to ending a marriage, the longstanding trend here in the U.S. -- dating all the way back to the 1940s -- has been that women are more likely than men to initiate a divorce. Given how far society has come since that time in terms of gender equality, one might think that these numbers have balanced out over the ensuing decades, such that men are now just as likely as women to exit an unhappy marriage.

DOJ does an about face on white collar crime

In the aftermath of the financial crisis and housing collapse of 2008, the Justice Department launched a series of major legal battles against some of the nation's largest financial institutions over their roles in precipitating the unprecedented economic calamity.

What exactly does a covenant marriage divorce entail? -- II

In a previous post, we started discussing how those looking to end their marriage here in Arkansas have several options at their disposal, including uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, collaborative divorce and, of course, divorce litigation.

Arranging child custody when the parents are unmarried

Not every Arkansas child is born to married parents. Many children are the result of long-term unmarried partnerships, while others are born because of a more short-term relationship. All of them are entitled to a child custody arrangement that puts their best interests first.

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