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December 2016 Archives


Like many of you, I enjoy celebrating with good friends, food, and drinks on New Year's Eve. Because I will drInk alcohol, I will certainly take a taxi or Uber home, I hope you will do the same. Driving drunk is very risky from a safety standpoint, and a DWI arrest can cost you thousands of dollars, time in jail and/or your driver's license. Please do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If divorce has an icon, it probably is Zsa Zsa Gabor

We don't make a habit of writing about celebrities and their divorces. That's because they are far removed from the divorce issues that most people in Arkansas are ever likely to encounter. However, the world takes note of the passing of one celebrity largely unknown except for the fact that she made divorce involving complex assets almost commonplace. Some might even say she holds iconic status in that regard. We are talking about actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Insurer delinquency could drive you to seek debt relief

At the start of this year, we highlighted how medical debt can be a problem for people in Arkansas and elsewhere. Health insurance is supposed to help prevent this, but a survey of patients who had insurance showed that many of them had still drained their savings, worked a lot of overtime, moved in with others or sought charity in the struggle to meet their medical bills.

Can I address digital 'stranger danger' in child custody terms?

Some lessons we learn from an early age. Don't cross the street without looking both ways for cars. Avoid hot stoves. Don't talk to strangers. That last one is usually modified somewhat if you happen to be with a parent and they say it's OK.

Can I disinherit my spouse in my will?

Readers of our blog will appreciate that we strongly support the position that everyone in Arkansas should have a will. It doesn't matter if you feel you have minimal assets or an expansive, complex estate, you want to be sure the value of your estate is properly assessed and that you create a plan for distributing that value to your heirs, according to your wishes.

Sperm donation case highlights limits of paternity law

We have written before about how the law and our lives aren't always in sync. This is perhaps most clearly in evidence in cases related to a child's parentage. The law in many states, including Arkansas, makes certain assumptions about who a child's father is when determining important things such as child support and child custody.

Facing drug charges: Consider challenging science-based evidence

Life would be so much easier if there were no gray areas, wouldn't it? All the crime shows we see on television suggest it's possible. If there's a question regarding chemistry, biology, even psychology, science must be able to provide an answer. Unfortunately, life isn't that simple.

Who determines 'best interest' of children in custody disputes?

On its face, child custody questions in Arkansas might seem simple to answer. The rule that is supposed to guide all decisions by the courts is what is deemed to be in the best interest of the child. However, what constitutes best interests is subject to interpretation and that can create challenges over child custody for parents who may have competing ideas.

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