FAMILY LAW

"Family Law" is often thought of as Divorce or Child Custody arrangements, but there is so much more involved. The Davis Firm offers across-the-board Family Law Services including:

 

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody

  • Guardianships (for both minors and adults),

  • Adoption,

  • Prenuptial agreements

  • Orders of Protection

  • Father’s Rights

  • Grandparents Rights

  • Paternity Cases

  • Same-Sex Marriage Family Planning and Divorce

  • Alimony or Spousal Support

  • Nonbiological parental rights

 

Divorce

Sometimes life does not work out the way you intended. When life takes these unexpected turns, you can be faced with serious decisions. Divorce can be one of those difficult decisions. When considering divorce, you will be faced with questions about child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and even paternity in some cases. In some instances, you and your spouse may be able to work things out amicably and we can help to achieve that. In other instance, you may be in for a fight. We pride ourselves on our ability to work for you both in and out of the court room to fight for what you deserve.

During your case we will advise you and work with you to make sure your interests are protected. We will give you guidance on your social media accounts, your communication with your spouse, and your communication with others about your relationship.

If you have any questions about how we can help you with any of these issues give us a call for a free consultation. 

Guardianship

Sometimes parents are unable to provide for a child properly. It could be due to financial reasons, drug abuse, or any other number of circumstances. When this happens, a guardianship may be an option to help protect the child and allow the parents to retain their parental rights. All guardianships are temporary and can be ended at any time if the situation that created the need for the guardianship no longer exists. Often times a guardianship proceeding runs smoothly and are uncontested and agreed to by all parties involved. On occasion these can be disputed and create substantial litigation in the process. Our attorneys are well equipped to handle any type of guardianship you may need. Call us today for a free consultation. We also offer guardianships for incapacitated adults who are unable to care for themselves. 

Child Custody & Support

During the course of a family law case involving children the issue of child custody and support are almost certain to arise. In Arkansas, courts prefer to award joint custody when available and when it is in the best interest of the minor. In some cases, this can be impossible. For example, it would be impossible to do an alternating week custody for a school aged child if the parents live a considerable distance apart. In these cases, one parent may be awarded primary custody while the other parent receives visitation and generally then the noncustodial parent is generally ordered to pay child support. Child support in Arkansas is determined by Administrative Order 10 and the charts contained within. These are the standard amounts and courts can deviate from them for good cause. Let our firm help you by fighting for your rights in court on these issues. 

Adoption

Adoption is an exciting time for the parents involved. This could be an adoption coming from a DHS case, through any number of adoption agencies in town, a family member’s child, or a step parent adoption. The process can seem less than exciting though when it comes to all of the paperwork and hearings that can be involved. Let us help you with the burdensome part of the adoption so you can focus on the joy that comes from expanding your family.

DHS and Dependency Neglect

If you have been accused of child neglect or abuse and DHS has visited your home call us immediately. If the Department feels they have probable cause they can exercise a 72-hour emergency hold and remove your children from your home. They will be granted an emergency custody order until an emergency hearing can be held to determine probable cause. If they meet their burden of proof, you will be called back for an adjudication hearing to determine if you actually neglected or abused your child. This process can be scary and intense. If your child is adjudicated as dependent neglected, you will have requirements and services you must complete in order to get your children back from foster care. We have extensive experience in this area and can help guide you through this life changing process. 

For information on other family law services or to set up your free consultation, call (501) 500-3320.

OFFICE

300 S. Spring Street, Suite 720

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

MAILING

PO Box 25715

Little Rock, Arkansas 72221

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