Family Law, Divorce and Custody in Rogers, Arkansas
Going through the divorce process is stressful even when both parties agree a divorce is in their best interest. When there is conflict, and they cannot agree on any issue, the stress levels increase. At our offices for divorce and custody in Rogers, Arkansas, we have the skills and experience to guide you through the legal system in the least stressful way possible.
In Arkansas, you can file a no-fault divorce if you and your spouse have lived apart for 18 months and had no cohabitation. It does not matter who initiated the separation. Other grounds for divorce according to law include:
- One party was impotent at the time of the marriage.
- One party was convicted of a felony.
- One party has been addicted to alcohol for one year.
- One party is guilty of cruel treatment endangering the life of the other.
- One party has made the other one suffer intolerable indignities.
- When either party has committed adultery during the course of the marriage.
There are important decisions to make. For example, how will the assets you have accumulated during the course of your marriage be divided? Arkansas is an “equitable distribution” state. This means the court will consider income, income capability, roles of the parties during the marriage, among other factors, and divide the property in a fair and equitable manner. This does not mean it will be divided equally.
Arkansas courts encourage parents to work together to create a parenting plan. Just some of the information the plan should include is which parent will provide the children their primary residence, how visitation will take place and how often, how transportation will be provided and how important decisions concerning the children will be made.
The court will review the plan, and if it appears to be in the best interest of the children, the court will approve it. If the parents cannot come to an agreement, the court will take evidence from each party and make its decision based on the best interest of the children.
The court will consider the children’s preferences if they are old enough to reason. In some circumstances, custody may be awarded to grandparents.
Nolan Caddell Reynolds can Help You with Your Family Law Issues in Rogers
For more information on all of your legal options when contemplating a divorce, or going through the process, contact a family lawyer attorney who focuses on divorce and custody in Rogers, Arkansas.