Custody and Visitation

Custody and Visitation

Nothing is more important to a parent than their child. If you are going through a divorce or other contested family law matter in which your parental rights are at stake, you want the most qualified attorney you can find who is dedicated to protecting your parental rights.

We are committed to providing the vigorous representation you require. We handle custody and visitation matters in a broad range of contexts, including:

  • Divorce
  • Custody modifications
  • Visitation modifications
  • Paternity
  • Parental relocation disputes

To speak with a Little Rock child custody lawyer, contact us. We are pleased to offer a free consultation to discuss your legal matter.

Protecting Your Rights and Your Children

Our attorneys understand the impact that a divorce or contested family law matter can have on a child. We always encourage parents to put the needs of children first and to work toward an amicable agreement when possible.

However, we understand that many factors can create complications. Some of the factors that may create challenges in a custody or visitation dispute include domestic abuse, parental relocation and different views on education, religion or discipline.

When cases may not be effectively resolved to our client’s satisfaction through negotiation or mediation, we have the trial experience necessary to vigorously defend their rights in the courtroom.

Child Support

Child Support

If you need a family law attorney to protect your rights in a child support dispute, contact the Attorneys. Our attorneys handle child support matters in a wide range of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child support modifications

To speak with a Little Rock child support attorney, call today. With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys can ensure that you receive the sound advice and vigorous representation you require.

Child Support Laws

Child support in Arkansas is determined by a mathematical formula contained in the Arkansas child support guidelines. The guidelines take into account the income of both parents.

An experienced divorce and family law attorney at our firm can review your case and perform a guideline support calculation on your behalf to determine the amount of support you should be paying or receiving. While deviations from child support guidelines are uncommon, we can also review the facts of your case to determine if there are unique factors that may warrant a deviation from guideline support.

Child Support Modifications

To modify an existing child support order, you must prove a substantial change of circumstances. This may be proven in a number of ways, including a substantial change in the income of either party.

If you feel you are paying too much support or receiving inadequate support, contact our Attorneys. We can perform a guideline support calculation on your behalf and help you determine how to best proceed with your case.

Alimony Lawyer

Alimony Lawyer

Spousal support (alimony) can be one of the most complex and potentially contentious aspects of a divorce. An experienced divorce lawyer can advise you of your rights, help you anticipate how a Court will analyze a spousal support claim, and ensure that your rights are protected.

If you need to speak with an experienced divorce lawyer, we encourage you to contact Clark, Byarlay & Sparks. We represent clients in Little Rock and the surrounding areas in divorce and family law matters. We have extensive experience in divorce cases in which a client is seeking or opposing a spousal support award.

Spousal Support in Arkansas

An Arkansas Court may award spousal support to either spouse. The Court will review a number of factors including the length of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse and the needs of each spouse.

While there is no bright-line test for determining when support will be awarded, the Court will closely examine the need of the spouse seeking support and the ability of the other spouse to pay support. The Court has wide discretion to grant or deny support, and to fashion a support order in an amount and for a duration it determines appropriate. To avoid the uncertainty of trial, spouses may reach an agreement on spousal support claims as part of a Marital Settlement Agreement.

Alimony Lawyer

Protect Your Rights

If you are getting divorced, contact an experienced divorce attorney at Clark, Byarlay & Sparks. With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys can ensure that your rights are protected.

If spousal support is disputed in your case, we can negotiate on your behalf directly with your spouse’s attorney or your spouse directly if he or she does not have legal counsel. We can attempt to negotiate a fair Marital Settlement Agreement that resolves the issue of spousal support and all other issues present in your divorce.

If negotiation is not effective, we can attempt to effectively resolve any disputes through mediation. If your case is not resolved by agreement, we will vigorously defend your rights at trial. Our divorce attorneys prepare meticulously for the possibility of trial in each case and offer extensive trial experience.