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Arkansas Alternatives to Divorce

Typically, filing for divorce is thought of as the way to end a marriage; however, there are alternatives to divorce courts.

Speak to a divorce attorney about divorce and divorce alternatives.

Divorce options other than divorce include annulment and legal separation. If couples still would prefer divorce, alternative dispute resolutions can be used to make the divorce process easier and less expensive.


With an annulment, it's as if the marriage never existed because it wasn't legal by state law. The Arkansas divorce court will declare the marriage void and making it possible to get an annulment if one spouse was:

  • Incapable of consenting to marriage because of age or an incapacity
  • Unable to consummate the marriage because of impotency
  • Made to give consent to the marriage through force or fraud

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution includes ways for a couple to work through the divorce process without having decisions Arkansas divorce court. Through different forms of alternative dispute resolutions, such as divorce mediation, divorce arbitration or collaborative divorce, couples can decide issues during divorce.

State divorce laws may require divorcing parents to attend parenting classes or attempt divorce mediation to work out parenting, Arkansas child custody and child visitation rights.

Speak with a local Arkansas divorce lawyer to learn more about Arkansas divorce and divorce alternatives. Find an Arkansas divorce attorney near you be calling 877-349-1310 or filling out an Arkansas divorce case review form.

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The above synopsis of Arkansas divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Arkansas divorce lawyer in your area.

Arkansas divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.