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October 2014 Archives

What is a covenant marriage in Arkansas?

Do you watch the show "19 Kids & Counting"? If so, you may have seen that one of the stars from the program got married in Arkansas so that she and her husband could get a covenant marriage. Only three different states have this option, and Arkansas is one of them. However, having seen this, you may have found yourself wondering what type of marriage this really is.

Grounds are required for Arkansas divorces

In some states, unhappily married couples can end legal unions without blaming a spouse for wrongdoing. Technically, you can get a divorce in Arkansas without accusing a spouse of misconduct. A divorce may be granted for spouses who've lived apart for at least 18 months or due to mistreatment called "general indignities."

Fathers’ rights complications for Arkansas unmarried dads

The legal obstacles unmarried, biological fathers have to overcome to obtain a satisfying relationship with children may not seem fair. A married man is presumed to be the father of any child born to his wife. Evidence isn't necessary to prove motherhood, whether or not a woman is married.

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