How much will it cost?
The cost of a divorce depends on the complexity of the case. If there are marital properties, debts, children, etc. and these issues are in dispute, the legal fees and cost are higher than if none of these issues exists.
How long will it take?
Uncontested divorce 30 - 90 days.
Contested divorce 3 - 12 months, or longer
No. There is no such thing as no-fault divorce or divorce based on irreconcilable differences in the State of Arkansas. Grounds for divorce must be proven. Grounds include:
What is "transparenting" class?
In Pulaski County, everyone who obtains a divorce where children are born of the marriage must attend "transparent" class before the divorce is final. This four-hour seminar creates an opportunity for parents to shift their attention from the personal aspects of divorce to the needs of their children. The cost of the class is $40.00.
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Is mediation a good idea?
Often it is a very good idea. In Arkansas, mediation is offered on a sliding-scale fee or at no cost when parents are mediating the issue of custody. Mediation provides an opportunity for couples to sit down with a mediator and try to come to an agreement that reflects the best interest of their children.