At Worsham Law Firm, P.A., we have been guiding men, women and children through divorce in central Arkansas for more than three decades. During this time, we have come to realize that the uncertainty of divorce leads to many questions.
We hope you will find this FAQ valuable as you seek answers about what you can expect from the Arkansas divorce process. To discuss your specific needs and issues with a proven lawyer, contact our Little Rock firm today for a free consultation.
How Long Will My Divorce Take in Pulaski County, Arkansas?
There are too many variables that can affect the timeline, so let’s focus on what you can control. Your willingness to be reasonable and avoid fighting for fighting’s sake can make the process more efficient. In most cases, a divorce can be resolved more quickly through mediation or settlement than through litigation.
What is the cost of a divorce in Arkansas?
Again, this will depend on many factors, but your own actions and behaviors can have a significant impact on the cost of your divorce. If you and your spouse are on speaking terms and are willing to work together to resolve your divorce and move on, the costs can be relatively low. The more you agree on and the more willing you are to negotiate in good faith, the less your divorce is likely to cost. Litigated divorces where couples go to court over every detail are much more expensive.
A divorce in Arkansas will cost $165 to cover the Pulaski County court fee for divorce. In addition there is an additional fee for the process server. If you hire an attorney — which is always a good idea — charges typically vary depending on experience and reputation. You can expect to be billed by the hour.
|Pulaski County court fee – divorce with support||$165|
How Will Divorce Affect My Children?
The actions you take as a parent will go a long way toward deciding how divorce will affect your children. An experienced attorney from our firm can help you with all child-related issues such as paternity, child custody and visitation.
Will I Have To Pay Alimony? | Will I Receive Spousal Support?
As with most issues in divorce, this is not a cut-and-dried proposition. Alimony is not awarded in every divorce, but if it will be in yours, you need a thorough attorney on your side to make sure your rights are protected.
How Can I Make Sure I Receive My Fair Share Of Marital Assets?
Assets can only be fairly divided if they are known. Hidden assets are often a problem in divorce, particularly when one spouse is more in tune with the couple’s finances. It is in your best interest to have an attorney on your side to ensure that marital assets are equitably divided, including savings and retirement assets, businesses, professional practices, and real estate.