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Common Defenses in Aggravated Assault Cases

In Arkansas, there are several levels of assault. There is assault in the first, second, and third-degree. There is also aggravated assault, which is the most serious. Aggravated assault is, in fact, a felony (Class D). The other levels of assault are misdemeanors. To be convicted of aggravated assault, a person must have shown an […]

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How Is a Business Valued in an Arkansas Divorce?

One of the central issues that must be resolved during divorce proceedings is the division of marital assets. This can not only be one of the most contentious issues to address, but it can also be one of the most complicated. The task first begins with the court determining what assets are to be deemed […]

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Factors that Go Into Property Division

Each state has its own set of laws addressing how property is to be divided incident to divorce. Arkansas is an equitable distribution state meaning that, in a dissolution of marriage, marital property will be divided in a manner that is equitable, or fair. While state law asserts that equitable generally means that marital property […]

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What Factors Are Considered in a Bail Hearing?

After an arrest, a suspect is taken into custody. After being taken into custody, bail is usually set soon thereafter, usually at the initial court appearance. While bail is most often set according to a pre-established schedule, judges have the ability to raise or lower standard bail. In the alternative, a judge may waive bail […]

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How Is Property Divided in an Arkansas Divorce?

The divorce process will address several key issues in order for the marriage to dissolve and the parties start a new chapter in their lives. One of the issues central to divorce is division of property. It can also be one of the more contentious subjects to broach. While some couples are able to reach […]

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What Is Considered Felony Theft in Arkansas?

The State of Arkansas defines theft as the taking of another person’s property with the intent of depriving the owner of the property or exercising unauthorized control over the property of another. Theft will also include transferring a property interest without authorization. This is the overarching definition of theft under Arkansas law. There are several […]

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How Do You Prove Wrongful Foreclosure?

Homeownership is the dream of many Americans. Unfortunately, economic downturns and inflated home prices have put families across the U.S. in the troubling position of having mortgages they cannot keep up with. The prospect of losing a home is devastating. When you are already under financial stress, it can all seem like too much to […]

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Can You Reverse a Foreclosure Sale?

A foreclosure sale of your home is devastating. On top of financial difficulties, the loss of a home is most likely one of the toughest blows to take. Unfortunately, foreclosure sales do happen. Lenders sell off foreclosed upon property in order to try and recover some or all of the money that is owed on […]

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