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  1. My husband and I have been together going on 7 years, married for 5 of them. His daughter just turned 6 (resulted from a one night stand a few weeks prior to us meeting) so needless to say, we have been doing the co-parenting thing for awhile. It was difficult for the first 2 years or so but, eventually, we all worked together; which is what's best for the child. The mother got married a year ago. Things went from being very cordial to a nightmare. We also began to notice changes in my stepdaughter's behavior. I had mentioned the change in circumstances to a friend, and once they asked who the mother married and I replied, they informed me the mother's spouse had previously had a messy divorce and a few charges that we may want to look into to. So I went to the court house and looked for any information. To my surprise there was in fact documentation showing B&E, harassment charges, forceful entry, terroristic threatening, domestic battery/assault, contempt of a restraining order; etc (his child was present for some of them). His ex was awarded a year long restraining order and he had restricted and supervised visitation for 2 years. Although the supervised part of the visitation has been expired, he still has restricted visitation. Also subject to random drug testing due to whatever circumstances that occurred prior to the divorce (2014). This doesn't sit well with my husband or myself. What are the chances of getting a change of custody?
  2. Can an incapacitated adult with a guardian get married without guardians permission and if they do get married will it terminate the guardianship, I am his Fiance and we are both 25 years old and I am pregnant with his child.. I just need to know the laws on the guardianship and marriage and if it ends the guardianship or are we allowed to marry?
  3. This is a lie, my mother in law lied me and my wife lived together for 6 yrs [deleted] what can I do.
  4. If you owne a home your girlfriend lives with you her adult child does too they have been steeling your stuff and selling it you file charges cops say not enough evadence. how can you get at least the son out of your home
  5. I'm going through a divorce and custody battle and this is a first and hopefully last thing for me. One of the main reasons I'm writing this is because I'm the father and my soon to be ex- wife is behind 30k dollars from a previous relationship and she wants custody of our kids. She also refuses to work a job, since we have been separated I have continued to pay the utilities on the home and our car insurance. Is this the right thing to do ? What are the chances of her getting custody ? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
  6. Is it legal in Arkansas for one person to record a phone call without the other person knowing about it?
  7. Can the estate be sued when the max liability insurance limit is not enough to cover loss and the driver responsible for the accident lost his life? If so what steps are required?
  8. I have been my mother's guardian for the past several years. She died recently from complications arising from Alzheimer's. When I was awarded guardianship, the court ordered that I obtain a surety bond to cover the approximate value of her estate. I did this through the company that I have all my insurance through. After my mother passed, I went to my insurance agent and informed them of my mother's passing. They said they could not cancel the surety bond until the court has closed my guardianship. I have to pay a $900 annual premium for the surety bond. I was told that a guardianship is terminated upon the passing of the ward. I guess I'm wondering what my rights are in this matter. My brother and I are her only heirs and he would be willing to sign any forms necessary to bring this to a close. Thank you in advance
  9. Recently, I had a neighbor put his property up for sale with his fence located on my property. I had the fence line surveyed and the line marked. He was told to move the fence and he actually built a new fence inside the old one before tearing the old one down so I could not see that it was improperly located. The new fence is still on my property and the nails and screws attaching the boards protrude into my yard making it unsafe for me and my pets to get near the fence. His real estate agent knew that the fence encroached onto my land but did nothing, including not telling the new owner that the fence was located improperly. Now the previous owner has sold and moved. The real estate company is now trying to get the property resurveyed and hopefully will get the fence located correctly this time. Meanwhile, I have a safely issue with the fence. Can I take the Real Estate company to court and have them pay my survey costs. What are my options?
  10. What affect does it have on someone being behind on child support from a previous relationship if they're going for custody in another relationship ?
  11. was arrested for residential burglary by the trooper. 2 days prior to this was pulled over for speeding by the same trooper in different county. after making bail was driving and saw trroper was behind me again. he pulled me over WAS NOT SPEEDING ALL LIGHTS WORKING TAGS LEGAL Do not know why I am being pulled over. when I stop I open my door and turn to look at the trooper, I take off my pendalton and put on the seat of my truck, the trooper jumps out of his SUV and pulls his weapon and pulls the hammer back ready to fire at me. I tell him I am unarmed and put my hands in the air, I am wearing jeans and a t-shirtI lift my shirt and turn so he can see I am unarmed. At thjis time a Sheriff in his truck about 75 ft from us over his intercom tells the Trooper to quit harassing me and for me to get back in my vehicle and leave. this sheriff knows who i am his nephew is my best friend. is there anything i can do about this ???????
  12. Hello, I need help. As most here do. Please I have been in divorce and finalized. Aug. Served. Sept. temp property settlement. Finalized Dec. Before served the plaintiff Took from the house 3 cell phones 1 ipad 1 laptop and tower. 2 of the cell phones were mine personally from before marriage. The others was her and her mothers before marriage. The reason for her taking items was she has took pictures "non nude" as far as i know for use in sexual fantasies of students she teaches. She teaches middle school "5th grade"as far as i know for use in sexual fantasies. There was the pictures and videos of her talking about having sex with students on these computers. She says to have destroyed them. She also got 3 other computers and hard drive after i had the house the first 30 days. She says to havve destroyed hard drive but the computers she said the house got broke into and they must have took. I called and no report of house broken into has occurred. She has admitted to all thison recordings. I have also contacted police the investigated but in this state if no nude no crime. I have also contacted school but as expected they wont talk to me about it due to a restraining order for me not to contact employer and i cannot release any recording of her that i have from recovery after she took computers. Restraining order states i have threatened to release "sex tape" to ruin her.. They know its not sex tape that is issue its her talking about having sex and saying their names "boys and girls" during sex acts. This "mutual" restraining order that they would not agree to lift during negotiations is all based upon lies. To not be too long in messages my questions are: 1. I would like to dissolve the restraining order for the reason of it being based upon lies. Nothing on this order is true or able to be backed up. One of the statements on the restraining order is she is fearful for life. The reason this is used against me is my father murdered his wife and self. I have always been expected to be suicidal because of him and my 2nd wife committed suicide as well. I have never been in trouble. I have never been violent. I have to be very careful due to my father on how i handle things for the cloud it hangs over me in my area. No one has ever used this kind of accusation on me mainly due to there is nothing i have done to be able too. She took this road. There is no time she can prove or say to back this claim. We never had a yelling fight in our marriage. It affects me mentally to have such a lie put on me. She was first to break the order not an hour after signing paperwork at house.. She came out to boast about divorce and throw obscenities at me while i didnt say anything.. But recorded it. 10 days later she came over for a week to talk about getting back together. Every night for 6 days talking on phone every night. Contacting me. I contacted as well i wanted her back. I recorded all convos on phone and in person just incase she was to continue the lies. She admits to lying about it all on tape. 2. I would like to go after her for Computer trespass,Disclosure of personal information,Unlawful act regarding a computer,Unlawful act involving email. when she took computers she deleted my whats app account. emails from her and about her. text messages and changed my paypal, apple, and yahoo account. She tried to get another paypal account email address and facebook. I recovered those with the lose of text and emails she deleted. I have proof and transcripts of all this. And her saying it on recordings. 3. "maybe" Defamation of character. from what i have read and heard this is very hard to prove even with her admitting. But is it possible? I have been hesitant to go after her for these things due to i wanted chance to get back with her. She knows i have this proof or she has been told by me. I think she thinks im lying and she got rid of it all. Up untill recently i was going to let her go with lies untill she got rid of all personal items of mine. EVERYTHING. All the while contacting me telling me she misses me and talks about the possibility of getting back together. I believe it was to put me off or wait me out on the idea i would pursue charges on her. I am against divorce especially for reasons she claims. She also admits to have pretended for the bulk of our marriage and never spoke about anything close to what she has claimed after divorce in marriage. She has beat me up caused me severe emotial issues and has added herself to the the list of extreme life disasters that were non-created. I mentioned Dad, step mom, wife. Hurricane Katrina was another. Lost everything to regain what i had and now she got rid of all that and it was not a small amount. Took car as well. I know there are many that need assistance and guidance. I normally would put myself at last of line for help or guideance. "normally i am a problem solving expert"! This here i am not and in taking what all she did i am struggling to stay on top of all due to no family. I sound like a pitiful case and i guess i am but i dont like it and only way to move forward is to handle this in my mind. But direction and or assitance with option to pay out or some agreement i need in the worst way. Please guide me to not look a fool in doing this byself. She has good attorney. I guess they all are good but they dont know all of truth. I can prove anything i have mentioned. By her admitting on recording "90%" or by papertrail or transcripts. If this is required for intrest in guidance i will consider providing if in some kinda of proof of my privacy protected. Thank you for reading and again any advise will be highly appreciated and considered.
  13. I need help!!! I have a client that is in the beginning stages of a divorce that she doesn't want. She has only been married for 4 months. The couple were together for 2 years prior to that. My client helped put him threw school and as soon as he was finished he left only to return after a week to break in while my client and her two kids slept. He took everything of value out of the home. He even took the suv he has purchased for her for a wedding gift. Now the kicker He was incharge of all the finances and never put her name on any of the accounts. He had many and would demand her pay checks to deposit. She was the bread winner for most of the marriage. He took all her money and savings leaving her with nothing. My client also was diagnosed with cancer two days before her husband left her. He is claiming General Indignities as the reason for divorce. I am trying to get my client back some of her money that was lost along with the medical bills she thought would be covered with insurance only to find out that he never put her on the insurance. I am answering with Abandonment, since he took all the money leaving the Defendant with only 6 dollars to feed two kids and get back and forward to work, My client was fired due to missing work because of his actions. Also I am thinking because my client is telling me this isn't her husband doing all this it is his family and I seem to believe her since I have his letting and journals and he was very inlove with her. Any way I am going to argue Effect of collusion, consent, or equal guilt of parties. I can prove very easily he is guilty of General Indignities. There for under Arkansas code 9-12-308 the judge can not grant the divorce. I need to know if there are any other ideas. I want to help her get him into counseling and if that still doesn't work maybe get some money for her and the kids for the hell this man has put them threw.
  14. I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but it was the closest to what I'm dealing with, so please forgive me. I live in Arkansas and am forced to deal with one specific Broker for Medicaid Transportation for the area that I live in. I am required to set an 'appointment' for my ride to my doctors appointments 48 work-day hours in advance. However, the Broker, can Cancel my ride 24 work-day hours in advance. Starting out, I had no problems. I wasn't asked extra questions, just where I was going, if I had an escort, and if I can walk to the car. My Dr is 29 miles away, on the other side of the Little Rock Metro area. After the 3rd or 4th regular appointment, I started having problems. My rides were scheduled for the wrong time 2 times in a row, causing me to reschedule appointments. They started asking if I had another ride that they could reimburse the cost of gas for, asking me why I needed a medical escort, then putting me on hold - as if making sure that that was a good enough reason. My therapist called to inquire why they keep canceling and they have lied to her twice. So my question is, now that they have sent me into a panic attack once, and almost sent me into a panic attack today. and are actively keeping me from my medical appointments and my medication, is there anything that I can do? There is a limit on who takes Medicaid for Psychiatry in Adults in the area. Being on disability, and medicaid, this is a service that I'm entitled to. Please advise.
  15. Can a Arkansas body attachment be ran concurrent with a felony or misdemeanor sentence?
  16. my house was robbed awhile back the person who did it has long ago been arrested, paid fines, and restitution. My question is doesnt the restitution go to the victim and if so why have I not received such?? And what can I do to get it??
  17. In 2008, as part of a plea agreement, I plead guilty to felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Got probation and a fine. Then in 2015,in a freak accident, I broke my neck and had subsequent spinal cord damage. I am a C6 incomplete Quadriplegic Paralyzed from the chest down. Have most of my arm movement, but extremely limited in hand function . I have several secondary health issues related to my SCI. Since the injury, I have had to deal with all kinds of bureaucratic problems involving Medicaid, Social Security, DHS, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, and other state agencies. While a lot of people have difficulties in dealing with these social services, I on the other hand have a good understanding in navigating the bureaucracy because I was a political science and public administration major in college and was about 30hrs short of a bachelor's degree when I was arrested and forced to quit school to resolve my Legal problems and find employment. Fast forward to today, and I will finally be able to go back to school. I am considering g two possible career options, either going into being a social worker or going to law school to become a disability rights attorney. Here is my problem, both careers require either state licensing or passing the state Bar exam. Because I am a felon, I can get neither of these state licenses.The only way I can get my felonies expunged is by applying for a Pardon from the Governor. I have researched the process and downloaded the application and believe I can obtain all the necessary documents it requires. My question is what is the odds that the Pardon would be granted. Has anyone here either received a pardon or represented someone granted a pardon. If anyone knows what is the ratio of pardons requested versus pardons granted. Anyone with advice on how to increase my chances because it would require a lot of work to not have any chance at all to be granted
  18. My parents had a lake home and Dad bought house and farm for them to move to when they sold lake house. They knew they were getting to old to drive the long distance into town for dr appointments and daily errands. in the meantime parents gave my brother choice of farm or lake house in inheritance and he chose farm and I got lake home. They had the lake home for sell for quite a long time while the market had drop. So they rented farm to brother but he failed to pay rent and then dad told him to at least pay taxes and insurance. He never did so parents paid it until dad passed away and my brother finally started to pay the taxes and insurance , still no rent. This home plus lake home was suppose to be o be my parents retirement. Mom sold lake home and moved to Farmington Arkansas into a new 5 bedroom home not on farm. My mother recently was given a dr directive that she could no longer live by herself. My brother is trying to get deed transferred into his name so mom would be eligible for Medicaid. He found out that it wasn't easy that there is a 5 year waiting period and also that the money needs to be paid down. He is shifty and has strong armed my mother for different issues at times by holding visitation to her grandchildren, other words he has threaten to not allow mom to see her grandchildren if she doesn't comply. I can see him doing this to get deed transferred into his name. I added up that if he paid rent , he owes over 100,000.00 to my mother. Do I have any recourse in getting home sold so as that money is used for mom, or force a sale and I get some benefit from it like head before mom and dad passed away?
  19. If brother and sister each own 1/2 undivided interest in property that mining company has lease on (which both receive royalties) but the sister decides to sell her interest to that lessee would the brother be entitled to profit from her 1/2 since now are tenant in common with company.? With regards to half
  20. We are about two weeks from closing on a VA assistance home. However, When we applied for the loan there were two homes on the same deed. The VA would only finance one home. The deed holder had the home that we were not wanting to buy survey and filed as a separate partial. The issue here is that the other home sold before we have actually closed on 'our' home. The home we're buying has a well on it. The other home does not. It was tied into 'our' well. Now there are two separate deed. There is NO mention of a shared water well in our 'contract to buy' or any other record. We were told by the real estate agent that a contract was prepared that would give the other home owner the rights to our well. We were never informed of any contract. Neither were we asked for this right. In fact the only reason the water was still connected to that home was we had not yet closed on 'our' home and felt that we had no right to do. Do we have an absolute right to shut the water off to that home off once we sign at closing? The power to the well is supplied by 'our' home as well. We feel as though we are being cheated out of what we are paying for. The well was part of our property. Thanks for any help in this matter.Don
  21. We have lived on one acre of property for 17 years. On two sides of us there were just fields used yearly for crops of different types. We unknowingly overshot the property line by about 10 to 12 feet even though we had it surveyed 17 years ago the little flags dissappeared (although I never recall the large trees being off our property line) and throughout the last 17 years we have mowed the grass, cut down and removed dead trees, planted poplar trees that we bought, put a hammock and yard swing, and most importantly to me BURIED 9 OF OUR FAMILY PETS, planted an oak tree in the center of the pet cemetery and I have garden stones and solar lights marking the graves. Noone ever said a word and we had NO IDEA we were over the property line until someone bought the one acre beside and 7 acres behind our home, had a surveyor come only to realize that all the trees we planted and our hammock swing and pet graves were 10 feet over their line. They haven't even STARTED on their house yet, and their parents have lived on our other side for all these years so I'm sure we are "in the way" so to speak or for whatever reason they came out the other day and just started cutting down our beautiful trees for no reason. I ran out to stop them when they started on the 50 ft poplar we planted when our daughter was born. I ask why they were cutting and was told some cap about the trees not growing well??? I ask if they were putting up a fence and was told no. So they don't even have their house started, they don't have a septic system or electric running to their land yet and our trees are the only ones on their property so they begin cutting them down? I was told " I guess we will keep the graves weedeated" and we legally could not even come dig our pets up to move them or its trespassing and vandalism. My pet garden and trees and lawn are immaculate there. Do I have legal rights to this and what course of action can I take before they come cut down all my trees out of spite and do God knows what to my pets graves. PLEASE HELP US! my 15 years old daughter is devistated as am i!
  22. I have been renting from the same landlord for over 2 years now and the landlords never had me sign a lease agreement. I have had the same things needing to be fixed for over a year now and some things for almost 2 years now. My husband and I have both told him in person and numerous texts what all needs to be fixed here. The wall in my dining room is bulging out (not sure how else to explain it) and has been since I moved in. The landlord told me they would fix it asap. It still needs to be fixed. I will not go into detail everything that needs to be fixed because that would take awhile. It took him over a month to put a heating element in my oven. My question is I pay $550 a month rent on this house and it is not worth it right now and if we moved out no one would rent it until he fixed everything. Can I legally withhold our rent until he fixes everything?
  23. I was terminated after one day on work!!! The company said I half to wait until the 17th of June 2016 to pick up my pay check. I am almost positive the company only has 24 to 48 hours to pay me every penny they owe me. I am a resident of Mississippi. I am in Ashdown, AR working as a Pipefitter for this company MTR its a newer company and this is thier first Pipe job so now iI am stuck in Arkansas untill i can get my pay check. Also the reason i was fired is becouse they didnt give me a badge so i could get into the plant. .
  24. I am the sister-in-law, so I don't have much say so -- I just need advice on how to handle this situation. (ARKANSAS) 17 year old daughter lives with her mother and step father, and just graduated high school. She starts college in the fall and is planning on moving in with her biological father and his girlfriend. However, when her mother found out, she threatened to call the police and call it "kidnapping" if she moved out with him. It caused a lot of emotional and mental stress on everyone -- just a big uproar! Would it be possible for her to do that? I need advice on how to help my sister-in-law. She is miserable at her mother's -- she is depressed and taking medicine for anxiety. Her mother has filed for bankruptcy 3 times, and often is late on her electricity, water, and rent. She gambles away any money that she gets from her paycheck or other family. I do not see how she is a more fit parent than the father --- or how she could afford to take them to court if necessary. (There is a lot of other details I could include, but I think the basic information is proof enough.) She needs to get out of this situation ASAP -- it isn't safe for her there. Is the 17 year old allowed to choose her preferred guardian at this point? They are within the same state (Arkansas). Would the mother really have a leg to stand on? The 17 year old turns 18 in August, so she could obviously move out then. She is just so unhappy and under so much stress I don't think she can handle much more. She wants to get a job and start her life where she will be attending college. Please help! Any advice will be helpful.
  25. My husband's ex-wife has physical custody of their daughter (9) & her son (12) that he adopted. She tells daughter she's working & leaves but doesn't always leave son...daughter is left at sitters (sitters a wonderful lady but shes+80yrs old). We suspected this was going on but it was confirmed Sunday when exwifes sister informed us her& her husband had taken the son from his mother +week ago while daughter was visiting with us. Ex-wife tells son he doesn't have to see his dad, has turned him against him somehow...only time he will speak to his dad is when he's reached his data limit& it's shut off &/or he is speaking very disrespectful & mean to his dad..he won't tell his dad what the problem is he just refuses to visit& verbally abused him & his mother is right there with him doing the same. Her sister informed us the kids are left with the sitter for several days at a time. Not for 8-12 hour shifts several days a week & picks them up after work...SEVERAL ENTIRE 24 HOUR DAYS WITH NO CONTACT. My husband called the sitter yest, asked to speak with his daughter & this is when she told us she was "expecting" her mom to come "visit" her but she wanted her dad to pick her up afterwards. After a couple of hours she realized mom wasn't going to come. So we picked her up. She said she thinks she might have seen her mom once last week...she had picked her up but then took her back shortly after. Mind you the weekend prior she had been with us that Fri-Mon morning when my husband took her to school. (She also has the children enrolled in the wrong school district. We all live within 5 miles of one another & she refuses to allow the kids to attend this school. Her very own older brother said it is because she would HAVE to deal with the kids & to keep the kids from riding the same bus as my kids, and their cousins (same bus route). Her current arrangement keeps them all separated & kids ride bus to sitter & she doesn't have to see them until she decides she wants to.My husband has asked her several times to let him/us know when she works, needs me time or whatever because we would love to have them here more often. My ex's &step moms are all about helping each other & making sure kids know we are all on same page. Regardless of how badly you want to & try NO ONE can do it all by themselves all the time. It takes a team. She refuses though. If she doesn't have her $989 month child support on exactly the 1st day each month she won't hesitate to make a rude hateful call. My husband took his daughter to school this morn & she had told their daughter on the phone Sunday night she would pick her up at school...she didn't. Then she called sitter and told her she would be there shortly...she never showed. My husband NOW wants to take custody of his kids. His ex sister in law is backing him on this. She said that she feels that he should have them with him. That she doesn't know what their mothers issue is but her cars repossessed, evicted from her house & she is tired of watching the kids be pawned off & going without while she is spending almost a grand a month on what? Not rent, not utilities, not a vehicle & definitely not kn clothes, shoes anything for the kids. He has reasonable visitation...no set days or hours, He is retired military and full-time college student right now. I am currently a stay at home mom.I do not want to report her to dcfs/cps...that is an ungodly can of worms NO ONE deserves. Not to mention it will throw her into a frenzy, the dcfs experience will completely destroy poor baby girl & we don't want the kids to feel torn or like they have committed treason against their parents in any way shape form or fashion. But at the same time their mother should have already pulled her head out of her @ss. Any suggestions as to how to handle this? She won't listen to reason, she will play the kids against each other & their father & I'm sure me as well.