You’re not alone when facing the issues that arise in a divorce. Marcus Vaden has broad experience with divorce cases, and is ready to help.
When you file for divorce in Arkansas, you will need to present grounds for divorce — a reason that the court should dissolve the marriage. You’ll need to be prepared to defend your claims for financial support, custody, and property division. These arrangements can be tough at the best of times. The emotional challenges of the end of your marriage just add to the difficulty. You will benefit from an expert divorce attorney when you are trying to work through your divorce case. You need someone who is both objective and experienced.
That’s why we believe that you need representation from the Marcus Vaden Law Firm for your divorce.
Some of the areas of expertise for Marcus Vaden:
- High net worth clients
- Child support
- Custody and visitation
- Special custody issues
- Property division
- Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
High Net Worth Clients
Clients with significant assets and high net worth have special needs when it comes to divorce. For more information on how Marcus can assist, please visit any of the following pages:
Understanding Divorce in Arkansas
The money paid to one spouse by another during the divorce procedure or after the divorce is finalized is called alimony. It may also be referred to as maintenance or spousal support in Arkansas. Alimony is often used when one spouse earns more than the other or is the primary breadwinner while the other spouse cares for the home and any children.
Whether you’ll be receiving or paying child support, Marcus Vaden has been on both sides of the issue. Whether income is based on W-2 earnings or cash earnings, the amount of child support to be paid should be calculated in a fair manner in accordance with appropriate guidelines. An order of withholding might even operate in the best interests of everybody involved.
Custody and Visitation
Child custody and visitation issues can be sensitive and difficult. You want to be involved as much as possible in the lives of your children. They need that involvement during ordinary days, special days and holidays. A dedicated divorce attorney should be on your side to protect the interests of your children. Mr. Vaden crafts workable and reasonable custody and visitation agreements that satisfy the best interests of your children while also protecting your rights as a parent.
Special Custody Issues
Some custody issues are even more complicated than the usual custody arrangements. For example, if one parent wants to move away with the children, when domestic violence occurred in the home, or when one of the spouses has drug and/or alcohol problems. That’s when special arrangements are necessary in custody and visitation. You must have a truly experienced family law attorney in these cases.
Marcus Vaden fully understands the issues surrounding property division and its guidelines in Ark. Code Ann. Section 9-12-315. This law considers the contributions to the marriage that each party made. It’s critical for you that your attorney have thorough knowledge of how each party contributed to the marriage. A fair and equitable distribution of property and allocation of debt must be made.
Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
Discussions with a future spouse about what might occur should you get divorced can certainly be uncomfortable. A prenuptial agreement might provide guidelines and an outline for effective property division if the parties get divorced. A prenuptial agreement can also help protect a business and eliminate the possibility of having a business partner that you don’t want.
Postnuptial agreements in Arkansas are sometimes used by attorneys or marriage counselors to promote stability and cooperation in troubled marriages. By entering voluntarily into a postnuptial agreement, spouses may alleviate marital issues exacerbated by disagreements over assets, real estate property, finances and other sources of conflict.
A divorce law firm must have sensitive and compassionate attorneys who are dedicated to preserving the best interests of you and your children. Marcus Vaden will listen to you carefully to understand your goals in your divorce. Then we’ll respond with a realistic evaluation consistent with what Arkansas divorce law may or may not permit.
You can contact Marcus Vaden’s offices in either Conway or Morrilton to arrange for a divorce consultation. We are committed to developing a trusting relationship with our clients to protect and maintain your best emotional and financial interests while working through your divorce case.