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Services

 

Areas of Practice

Family Law


Divorce

Filing for and obtaining divorce, defending divorce suits, dividing property, protecting property, obtaining alimony, defending alimony requests, division of 401k and retirement accounts, division of pension and retirement accounts.  Also under proper circumstances, annulments to declare the marriage did not occur.

Custody

Sole custody, joint custody, change of custody, return of custody, and modifying custody.

Child Support

Obtaining child support, child support judgments, enforcement of child support judgments, wage assignments, and child support collection.

 

Visitation

Establishing visitation, enforcing visitation orders, supervised visitation, restricted visitation, sibling visitation, grand parent visitation, and changing visitation.

Modification

Changing custody, changing support, changing visitation, defending changes, enforcing original orders,  filing contempt petitions, and contempt enforcement.

Adoption

Adult adoption, single parent adoption, step-parent adoption, grand parent adoption, and defending adoption petitions.


Trust Litigation


tRUST cHALLENGES

Filing challenges, defending challenges, enforcement under Arkansas Trust Code, defense under Arkansas Trust Code, and actions under trusts adopted prior to Arkansas Trust Code adoption.

tRUST eNFORCEMENT

Enforcing trust provisions, compliance by trustee, compliance by beneficiary, specific performance of trust agreement, and implementing trust.

tRUST iNTERPRETATION

Interpretation of trust agreement, dealing with ambiguous trusts, declaring the effect of a trust, changing revocable trusts, and changing irrevocable trusts.

 

Defense of Trustee

Compliance with fiduciary duties, compliance with Arkansas Trust Code, fiduciary discretion,  powers under trust instrument, statutory powers, implied powers, and common law powers.

REMOVAL OF TRUSTEe

Breach of fiduciary duties, breach of Arkansas Trust Code duties, abuse of fiduciary discretion, exceeding powers under trust instrument, abuse of statutory, implied powers, and common law powers.

 

Civil Litigation


BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Breach of contract, failure to pay, failure to perform, fraud, misrepresentation, insurance claims, insurance litigation, and general business litigation.

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

Establishing legal ownership of land, removing “clouds” or disputes on title to land, trespass, ejectment, removal of holding over tenants, unlawful detainer, recovering damages to land, and fraudulent conveyance of land.

DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS

Declaring the rights under a contract, declaring the rights between people and businesses, declaring rights under a trust, declaring rights under business contracts and disputes.

 

QUIET TITLE

Confirming full title to land, confirming tax sales, setting aside tax sale limited deeds.

JURY TRIALS

Trials to local juries on issues of liability and damages.  And referrals to out of state lawyers for jury trial in that state.

 

Probate


WILL PROBATE

Probating wills, probating of non-resident wills, ancillary probate, avoiding probate, and distribution of small estates.

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Probate administration, inventory, accounting, bonds, terminating bonds, partial distribution, final distribution, division of estate assets, no will probate, disinheritance, pretermitted heir claims, fiduciary deeds, appointment of personal representatives, removal of personal representatives, and waivers.

WILL CONTEST

Contesting will prior to probate, contesting will admitted to probate, filing claims against the estate, contesting claims against the estate, and contesting distribution of estate assets.

 

GUARDIANSHIP

Adult guardianships, minor guardianships, inventory, accounting, petition to sell assets, guardianship of the person, guardianship of the estate, and guardianship of the person and estate.

REAL ESTATE

Preparing deeds, leases, mortgages, mortgage releases, deeds of trust, easement deeds, right of way grants, reservation of easements, beneficiary deeds, and reservation of life estates.

 

Estate Planning


WILLS

Drafting and signing of wills, amendments to wills, revocation of wills, replacement wills, enforcement of lost wills, preparation of witness affidavits, and correction of wills.

TRUSTS

Revocable trusts, living trusts, limited trusts, powers of appointment, irrevocable trusts, trust amendments, removal of trustee, replacement of trustee, and revision of existing trusts.

DISINHERITANCE

Disinheritance by will, disinheritance by trust, disinheritance by conveyance, disqualification as guardian, disqualification as trustee, and omission from estate plan.

 

POWERS OF ATTORNEY

General and limited business powers of attorney, general and limited medical powers of attorney, designation of guardians, durable powers of attorney, revoking existing powers of attorney, and designating whether extraordinary means will be used to prolong life.

 

Small Business


CORPORATIONS

Incorporating business, incorporation minutes, fictitious corporate names, by-laws, stock issuance, stock restrictions, annual minutes, special minutes, winding up, and dissolution of corporation.

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

Forming limited liability company, preparing company records, drafting operating agreements, amending operating agreements, and annual records.

 

Civil Appeals


Drafting appellant’s argument and brief, drafting appellee’s argument and brief, preparing abstract, preparing addendum, appellant research, filing with the Arkansas Supreme Court, and filing with the Arkansas Court of Appeals.


Personal Injury and Product Liability


Filing claims with insurance company, settlement of insurance claims, settling medical liens, lump sum distributions, annuity agreements, filing lawsuit, and jury trial.  Also referral of clients to qualified out of state attorneys for injury claims which need to filed or made outside of Arkansas.