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Child Custody

Child Custody in Arkansas

Working out a child custody arrangement is not easy for many parents. Due to the extremely emotional and sensitive nature of child custody issues, we devote a significant amount of time speaking with our clients. Maintaining an attorney client relationship of open communication and full disclosure helps us identify and address our clients’ concerns. We are dedicated to serving the best interests of our clients’ families throughout the entire child custody legal process.

Joint Custody

Joint custody is an agreement that both parents will spend the same amount of time with the child and that both are responsible for making decisions regarding the child’s needs and welfare. Typically, joint physical custody of the child is only feasible if the parents live close to each other and are able to maintain a cooperative relationship for the sake of the child.

Arkansas Laws Regarding Child Custody

The priority of any child custody case is to curtail the emotional disruption in the child’s life that may occur due to the separation or divorce of the parents. Parents have the option of negotiating a child custody agreement with the assistance of their attorneys. When a mutual agreement cannot be reached, the court will use its discretion to determine the most suitable custody arrangement. Court decisions are based on what the judge perceives to be the most beneficial arrangements for the child under the circumstances.

Factors that Affect the Arkansas Court’s Child Custody Decisions

Certain factors the courts take into consideration when structuring child custody arrangements are:

  • The relationship and interactions each parent has with the child
  • If there is a history of domestic violence or abusive behavior towards the child by one of the parents
  • Which parent has taken on the primary caretaker role
  • The viewpoints and preferences of the child if the child has the ability to reason and express his or her thoughts regarding the issue

Speak with an Arkansas Child Custody Attorney

If you are seeking resolution to a child custody problem, contact our Little Rock, Arkansas office for a free consultation. Call us at (501) 296-9820, or fill out the contact form available on our website. We can help cooperative parents reach an amicable child custody agreement. If the custody issues are divisive, we are able to effectively fight on behalf of our clients so that child custody arrangements are created that suit the needs of the families.

Phone: 501.296.9820

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217 W. Second Street, Suite 115

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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Little Rock, Arkansas

South, Arkansas

Eastern, Arkansas

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