Assisting Arkansas Families With Child Custody Issues
Parents want the best for their children, so when it comes to child custody disputes under Arkansas law it is no wonder that they often feel overwhelmed. At Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates, in Little Rock, we know that family court can sometimes feel unpredictable or even unfair. Our clients can have confidence about things that are under our control. We promise you aggressive dedication to your best interests, thorough preparation of your case, clear and consistent communication, and creative problem solving.
Arkansas courts make child custody decisions based upon the “best interests of the child.” AR Code § 9-131-101. Under recently enacted law, there is a rebuttable presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of the child. Joint custody gives both parents the authority or input to make decisions about how the child is raised. Often, in a joint custody arrangement, one parent has primary physical custody and the other, noncustodial parent has visitation rights.
We Take Aggressive Action
Knowing our court system, we take a balanced approach to child custody law: our child custody attorneys take aggressive action and fight for our clients’ rights to see their children, but we also encourage them to be smart, thinking in the long term about the decisions they make. We can also help you petition for a modification when circumstances change or an agreement is not being adhered to and the court should intervene to help.
Although Arkansas courts make child custody decisions without regard to the sex of the parent, they do consider the roles that parents have in their children’s lives, like the breadwinner providing financial support or the caretaker at home.
Other child custody issues we handle include:
- Protecting the rights of fathers
- Assisting parents who are accused of child neglect
- Parents who wish to move out of town or out of state
- Alienation of a parent by the other
- Co-parenting and visitation rights and schedules
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CHANGE IN ARKANSAS’S CHILD CUSTODY LAW
The Arkansas legislature recently passed a new law concerning child custody arrangements. If you or someone you know has an impending divorce, and you have minor children, it’s a good idea to understand exactly what this new law entails, and how it will affect the court’s determination of your child custody arrangement.
WHAT THE NEW LAW DOES
This new joint custody law, known as Act 604 in the legislature, went into effect in July of 2021. Under the new law, joint custody is now the default custody arrangement for all child custody orders.
Fighting For Your Family
Contact Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates, by calling 501-588-4451 or 866-311-3815 to talk with an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney about your child custody concerns during an initial consultation. You may also contact us by email. We can help you understand the new child custody law and advise you on the impact it may have in your situation.
Our firm fights hard for your rights and the best interests of your children. We know how hard child custody fights can be, so we make sure that families make decisions that will work for them and their children, now and in the future. From our office in Little Rock, we are proud to help clients throughout Central Arkansas.