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Re-homing is outlawed in Arkansas

Re-homing is a term used to describe what happens when a parent adopts a child and then transfers the custody of that child to another individual or another family. This used to be possible in Arkansas, but it led to some trouble. One individual sent children to a second family, and one of those children was then a victim of sexual abuse in the home.

Legal rights through Arkansas Acknowledgements of Paternity

Married Little Rock parents are granted legal rights to a child upon a baby's birth. It is not necessary for husbands to undergo testing to prove paternity. Under Arkansas family laws, a married father is the legal father, presumably.

Negative post-divorce co-parenting confuses, harms Arkansas kids

You don't have to like your ex to love your kids. The hard part for some Little Rock parents is not letting the dislike of a former spouse get in the way of co-parenting. You have a choice to make interactions with or about the other parent productive or harmful.

Remarriage of Michael Jackson's ex may become family law dispute

While roles of Arkansas child guardians and parents overlap, the two designations are not the same. Under family law, guardianships are established by courts for minor children whose parents have died or no longer have the ability to care for them. Terms of ending guardianships, under Arkansas Code 28: 201-221, include court assessments of the best interests of the minor child.

Why it is important to resolve Child Tax Credit disputes

One of the difficulties in dealing with child custody disputes is determining what to do with the Child Tax Credit that a parent can claim each year. The primary problem is deciding who may be eligible to claim the credit. On the one hand, the custodial parent will want to claim it because the child is spending a majority of his or her time with this parent. On the other hand, the non-custodial parent may want to claim it, since this parent is primarily responsible for paying child support all year, so the credit may act as an extra payment that will not be drawn from their income.

Dealing with delinquent child support

The divorce of parents can be hard on a child, but it can be made even more difficult when the non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support. The most recent statistics from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement reveal that more than $1 billion in child support payments is owed to parents in Arkansas and around the country who retain primary custody of one or more children following a divorce or separation.

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