Typically, divorce courts like to assign joint child custody to parents filing divorce to help ensure a child has the chance to have a lasting relationship with both parents; however, this is not always possible because of some circumstances of the divorce.
State divorce laws require the divorce court act in the best interest of the child when determining child custody.
The divorce court may consider the wishes and preferences of the child, if the child is a mature age to to make a decision. There are many other considerations the Arkansas divorce court may take into account when deciding child custody.
A local Arkansas divorce lawyer can further discuss what aspects of your divorce and relationship with your child may affect the child custody order. Connect with an Arkansas divorce attorney near you by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out an Arkansas divorce case review form. Learn how to protect your relationship with your child.
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.