This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on obtaining temporary child custody in the state of Arkansas. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many parents do not know how to proceed when they consider the matter to be urgent. It is important to take immediate action so that the Court does not begin to consider the current situation as being an acceptable “status quo.” The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help parents to better understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Little Rock lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Avoiding “self help” in custody cases
- Contacting an attorney instead of DCFS
- Obtaining a temporary emergency custody order
- Making a temporary custody order permanent
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, many parents make the mistake of taking matters into their own hands and keeping the child when they believe there is a dangerous situation. Unfortunately, the Court does not condone such conduct and a parent may actually lose custody for trying to handle things themselves. Second, there are few situations in which a parent should contact DCFS before speaking to counsel. Doing so can have a negative impact on one’s case. Third, the Court may be willing to entertain a temporary order on expedited basis. It may be possible to gain a hearing within a few days. Finally, the process of making an order permanent can be quite complicated and it is important that you have representation in such matters.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the importance of retaining an attorney immediately if you wish to gain custody of your son or daughter. Family law can involve complicated facts and legal issues and it is important that you have a representative to protect your interests. My firm prides itself on providing high levels of service and we look forward to being of assistance. Contact us online or by telephone today to speak with a Little Rock child custody lawyer. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the remainder of Arkansas.