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Do I Have to Pay Child Support If I have Joint Custody?

In Arkansas, joint custody refers to an arrangement where each parent shares substantial amounts of time with physical custody over their children. This arrangement allows both parents continuous as well as frequent interaction time with their children. The Arkansas Code Annotated empowers family courts in the state to award joint custody, but the guidelines make […]

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How Can I Pay Child Support?

Regardless of being married, never being married, or being formerly married, both parents have an ongoing obligation to provide financial support for their children. Parents may enter into their own agreements regarding child support, but such agreements must still, at a minimum, meet state guidelines and receive court approval to be valid. These requirements are […]

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Can I Modify My Child Support Order?

The amount and length of time for a child support obligation established by court order will remain in effect unless one of the parties files a motion to modify. Arkansas requires the payment of child support until a child reaches the age of 18 unless the child in question is still a full-time high school […]

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