Advocating For Little Rock Mothers During Every Stage

There is a lot of misinformation about the child custody rights of mothers and fathers. Some of that misinformation is based on how these cases worked in the past. The truth is that today Arkansas law is written to favor neither the mother nor the father.

Arkansas Law: Favoring A Relationship With Both Parents

Laws are written and judges are trained to do what is in the best interest of the child. In most child custody and family law cases, that means ensuring that the child has a relationship with you, the mother, as well as a relationship with the father. The outcome, however, will vary based on different circumstances.

Changes To Parenting Time Arrangements With The Father

If the father has never been involved in caring for the child and helping the child with school and extracurricular activities, the father may have difficulty if he suddenly wants a greater share of parenting time. We will push back if the relationship you have built as a mother is jeopardized.

In paternity cases, the unmarried mother is often seeking child support from the father, while the father is seeking visitation arrangements. These two issues go hand-in-hand. The father cannot ask to spend time with the child without being willing to support the child financially. As a mother, you are entitled to support for the child, but you will be required to let your child spend time with the father. We will make certain that the arrangements are fair and reasonable.

Experienced Legal Advocacy For Mothers

Family lawyer Vickie Lynn Cochran has over two decades of experience providing guidance and advocacy for many mothers located in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas in your same situation.

Whether you are going through a divorce or a paternity action, as your attorney we will be committed to protecting your relationship with your child, being your advocate to make sure your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

Reach Out To Us For Guidance

Contact our office to set up an appointment to talk with me about your situation. We offer free consultations and evening and weekend appointments.

You can reach us by phone at 501-313-1813, toll free at 800-323-8884, or send us an email get started.