Divorce & Family Law
At Kendall Law Firm, PLLC, we represent individuals and families in a variety of domestic relations matters. Because family law matters impact the things you care most about in life, they require skilled, compassionate legal counsel.
Although family law is a broad category of legal practice, divorce is typically the most litigated. In Arkansas, as in other states, couples save time, money, and frustration when they work together to reach an agreement on all the issues in their case. At Kendall Law Firm, we strike a balance between asserting our clients’ rights and helping them see the potential for compromise.
If you are facing a divorce, you need lawyers who know how to deal with people, not paper. Our divorce practice is client-focused, with an emphasis on service, communication, and cost-efficiency.
As your divorce lawyers, we will guide you through the divorce process every step of the way. We provide our clients with in-depth guidance regarding asset division, child support, retirement accounts, the family home, child custody, health care continuation, and alimony. Whether your divorce is relatively straightforward or complex, we promise we will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you create a separation agreement you can live with.
In addition to our divorce practice, we regularly assist clients in the following areas:
Child Custody and Support
We help clients with child custody and support matters in both divorce and non-divorce cases. When a court case involves your children, it suddenly becomes much more personal. We understand that, as a parent, you want to protect your children from the potentially damaging effects of litigation. We work with judges, psychologists, social workers, and court-appointed specialists to ensure your kids are insulated from the case.
Arkansas courts determine child custody according to a “best interest of the child” standard. We believe it is almost always preferable for the parties to work out a visitation schedule through negotiation and cooperation, as this sets the tone for how they will work together long after the case is over. As your lawyer, we guide you through this process while providing advice and encouragement so you can approach the negotiation table with confidence.
Alimony, which is sometimes called spousal support, is an area where divorcing couples often disagree. Like all other issues in a divorce, the parties can reach an agreement regarding alimony.
If the spouses can’t agree, Arkansas courts consider a list of factors to determine whether alimony is fair, how long it should last, and how much they should award. This is different from child support, which is calculated based on a specific formula. Courts in Arkansas consider the parties’ incomes, their ages, the length of the marriage, whether a spouse stayed home to raise children, and several other factors. Because the circumstances of each marriage are different, we work with our clients to bring forward evidence that supports their position.
Post Decree Modification
Life happens. Children grow up, parents remarry, and people relocate. After your divorce is final, it is quite likely you will need to modify your agreement at some point in the future. We help clients change the terms of their divorce agreements to modify parenting time, child support, and other important issues.
If your ex-spouse refuses to pay support or otherwise comply with a court order, we can help. We assist clients in filing motions to enforce child support, visitation, and alimony.
Knowledgeable, Compassionate Legal Support
Family law matters impact the things that are most precious in life. At Kendall Law Firm, PLLC, we provide our domestic relations clients with the legal support they need to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. To speak to an attorney today who can help, call us at 479-464-9828.