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Do I have to Give the Ring Back?

Love is a big business in the United States.  The average American wedding costs around $26,000 and Arkansans spend an average of $18,000 on their wedding.  According to a 2013 report by Jewelers of America, couples spent an average of $4,000 on the bride’s engagement ring in 2012.  It seems likely, given the improved economy...
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Sexting: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents go to great lengths to protect their children.  They buy the best-rated car seat, make sure they have the right SPF sunblock, and try to get the best care they can when their children are sick.  Yet, there is one way parents can help protect their children that they either may not expect, may...
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New Executive Policies and Their Effects on DACA

With the results of the presidential election that took place this month, many people are wondering what a presidency under Donald Trump will look like and the effects it will have on the many undocumented immigrants currently living in this country. The harsh rhetoric that the republican candidate promoted during the election does not bode...
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Determining Child Custody in Arkansas

Separating from a spouse or partner can be a very difficult transition in many people’s lives. Often the most difficult decision a couple makes when separating is how to split custody of their children. When determining child custody in Arkansas, a judge will make the final decision about how to award child custody based on...
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Uninsured Motorist Coverage

In Arkansas, insurance companies must offer “Uninsured Motorist Coverage,” which the insured may reject in writing. Ark. Code Ann. §23-89-403 (2015). The fact that the Arkansas Legislature has made it the law that insurance companies must offer this coverage should tell us just how important it is to have the coverage.  The Legislature also requires...
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K-1 Visas: Fiancé(e) Visas

If you are planning to marry a foreign-citizen living outside the United States and wish to bring them into the United States, the K-1 visa might be available for your situation. The K-1 Visa allows the foreign-citizen fiancé (e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen fiancé(e) within 90...
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Immigration Relief Available

You don’t want to lose what may be your only opportunity to obtain lawful status in the United States. After already suffering a tremendous life-altering event or set of circumstances, seeking lawful status can often make matters more complicated. Domestic violence, and trafficking, in the United States, as well as suffering persecution abroad, are issues...
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