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November 2016 Archives

Competing pressures may open opportunities in drug crime cases

Statistics show that the United States locks up more people than any other country. Arkansas has its fair share of individuals incarcerated at any given time. Indeed, as we noted in a post last year, overcrowding in state and county facilities is such a big problem that pressure is mounting to find ways to relieve the strain.

Complex Arkansas property division demands attention to details

Arkansas, like all states, follows the rule of law. That doesn't mean the law is the same in every state. Many states may follow the same general principles when enacting their laws, but the final language of each measure is bound to vary to some extent.

Statute of limitations applied to student loan debt

If you watch any of the many crime dramas now available on television, you probably have heard the term statute of limitations used. What many in Arkansas may not know is that such statutes don't represent the window within which prosecutors can pursue a criminal case alone. A statute of limitations can also apply in civil matters, too.

Is it time to broaden responsibility for the opioid crisis?

Opioid addiction is the newest drug crisis in America. Arkansas is not immune. According to one expert from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, we are in the midst of an epidemic of overuse, abuse and death tracing to opioids. This past summer, that educator told state lawmakers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the death toll in the state from opioid poisoning in 2013 at about 3.6 per 100,000. Overall, Arkansas ranks in the middle of all the states for numbers of prescription opioid overdoses.

Child custody enforcement can require DIY work by dads

Prosecutorial discretion is something well understood by those who practice criminal law in Arkansas. The concept is not limited to the criminal side of the judicial system, however. All government agencies exercise a certain amount of discretion about what cases to pursue.

Are insurance death benefits protected in bankruptcy?

What's a windfall? The first definition you find in the dictionary refers to fruit that has been "blown down from a tree or bush by the wind." Most readers in Arkansas, though, would associate with the second definition, which is "a piece of unexpected good fortune," typically one involving a good deal of money.

Key divorce-related tax tips to remember

No one wants to pay more in taxes than they have to. Those in Arkansas who are particularly wealthy probably have special financial advisers who help them take advantage of little-understood loopholes in the tax code. The large majority of individuals and couples, however, probably don't think much about such things.

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