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Arkansas | Section Summary

Marital age requirements in Arkansas:

Male (parental consent)
Female (parental consent)
Minors under minimum age may obtain license in case of pregnancy or birth of child, with parental consent and judicial order.
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas | Alimony Law Summary

In the state of Arkansas, a divorced spouse, or spouse in the process of filing a divorce, may file for an alimony order for the individual to maintain the standard of living maintained during the marriage. The resulting judgment is dependent on many factors. Alimony is awarded at the final judgment of the judge and court deciding the case.

One of the main factors taken into consideration by a judge and court when a request is filed is which spouse has custody of any children that the two parties involved cared for.

Unless otherwise dictated by the court or parties involved alimony payments shall cease if any of the following occur after the agreement has been declared:

  • the remarriage of the spouse receiving alimony payments
  • the establishment of a relationship that produces a child or children that result in a court order directing another individual to pay ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony

Arkansas | Child Support Law Summary

The parent who is not granted custody will provide written notification within 10 days when any reduction of child support should occur due to extended visitation to the clerk of the court responsible for receiving the child support payment, to the noncustodial parent's employer, if income withholding is in effect, and the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration. ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support

Arkansas | Custody Law Summary

In an action for divorce, the award of custody of a child of the marriage shall be made without regard to the sex of a parent but solely in accordance with the welfare and best interest of the child.

In determining the best interest of the child, the court may consider the preferences of the child if the child is of a sufficient age and capacity to reason, regardless of chronological age.

When a court order holds that it is in the best interest of a child to award custody to a grandparent, the award of custody shall be made without regard to the sex of the grandparent.

Upon petition by a grandparent who meets the requirements of this section and of this section, a circuit court shall grant the grandparent a right to intervene pursuant to Rule 24(a) of the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure.

A grandparent shall be entitled to notice and shall be granted an opportunity to be heard in any child custody proceeding involving a grandchild who is twelve months of age or younger when:

A grandchild resides with this grandparent for at least six (6) continuous months prior to the grandchild's first birthday;

The grandparent was the primary caregiver for and financial supporter of ....... Click here to get more info on Custody

Arkansas | Divorce Law Summary

The state of Arkansas sees divorce under two distinct headings, No-fault and fault divorces. ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce

Arkansas | Visitation Law Summary

For the state of Arkansas, grandparents or great-grandparents can petition a circuit court if a marriage has been through a divorce, death, or some specific legal separation. ....... Click here to get more info on Visitation

Arkansas | Property Division Law Summary

In Arkansas, marital property is distributed equally (50-50) to each party unless the court finds such a division to be inequitable. ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division

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