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Arkansas Divorces


Untie the Knot Quickly and Reasonably
Divorce doesn't have to be ugly!

Ending a marriage is one of the most important decisions a person can encounter in life. Divorce will affect both parties socially, emotionally, and financially. Resolving potentially lifelong rights and obligations about financial support, property division, and custody is a serious and complicated task. Handle it poorly and you risk losing control over your finances and family as well wasting time and money.

Although there are several do-it-yourself options out there, relying on fill-in-the-blank forms is reckless and ill advised. When a judge denies your divorce because you have not satisfied the statutory requirements, you will regret deciding to pursue that document preparation service with a cheap price tag and a Start Here button. Far too much is at stake to approach divorce like a do-it-yourself home improvement project.

 

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free consultation with attorney

statutory filing fee included

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documents filed with the clerk

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With Arkansas Divorces, you get the added protection of access to a licensed attorney as you decide what is best for you moving forward. You get not only legal advice and counsel, but also the benefit of a buffer between you and the clerk, the court staff, and the judge. Arkansas Divorces handles only uncontested divorces, so there is no risk that you will be pushed into litigation with outrageous legal fees. Arkansas Divorces does divorce without the fuss. Not every divorce has to be an insufferable fight that lasts for years, tears your family apart, and drains your bank account.

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Ending your marriage does not have to be a painful and expensive process. In fact, it can be handled properly, carefully, quickly, and economically. Arkansas Divorces, which is owned and operated by a licensed attorney, Brandon Crawford, is dedicated to doing just that. When it comes to finishing your divorce and being satisfied with the process, it's all about the attorney you hire.

A divorce lawyer truly looking to protect your best interests should be steering you away from court, not encouraging you to fight it out there. Court is where you concede control of the outcome to a stranger, rather than deciding what is acceptable on your own terms.

Arkansas Divorces
P: 501-485-4286
T: 855-485-4745
415 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Brandon Crawford
brandon@ardivorces.com
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Client Testimonials


I was completely satisfied with the way my case was handled and I highly recommend Brandon.
-C.D.


He knew what he was doing and he did everything he said he would do.
-A.V.


I was extremely pleased with the communication, the attention my case received, and the cost.
-H.P.

Prices


Arkansas Divorces accepts cases anywhere in Arkansas.

We start by collecting all the information we need to begin drafting your divorce documents. We then contact you to review your options with certain aspects of your divorce. Once we have all the information we need, we finish drafting the remaining documents and then send them to you for your review. We make any necessary revisions, and then prepare everything for final review and signature. After that, we submit the documents to the court and attend any hearings required by the court.

$200

(forms only)
  • Initial attorney consultation

  • All follow-up appointments with attorney

  • Completion of all divorce documentation

    (generally includes a Complaint, Summons, Depositions, Settlement Agreement, and Divorce Decree)
  • Custody-related documents

    (support calculations, child custody agreement, and visitation schedules)
  • Personal property division

    (division of debts and personal property)
  • Document revisions

  • No hidden fees!

$375

recommended
  • Initial attorney consultation

  • All follow-up appointments with attorney

  • Completion of all divorce documentation

    (generally includes a Complaint, Summons, Depositions, Settlement Agreement, and Divorce Decree)
  • Service on spouse by mail

    (additional charge of $50 if spouse's whereabouts are unknown)
  • Personal property division

    (division of debts and personal property)
  • Document revisions

  • Notarization fee

     
  • Filing fee

     
  • Document filing and submission

     
  • Communication with court

     
  • Court appearance fee & attorney travel expenses

     
  • No hidden fees!

$575

recommended
  • Initial attorney consultation

  • All follow-up appointments with attorney

  • Completion of all divorce documentation

    (generally includes a Complaint, Summons, Depositions, Settlement Agreement, and Divorce Decree)
  • Service on spouse by mail

    (additional charge of $50 if spouse's whereabouts are unknown)
  • Custody-related documents

    (support calculations, child custody agreement, and visitation schedules)
  • Personal property division

    (division of debts and personal property)
  • Document revisions

  • Notarization fee

     
  • Filing fee

     
  • Document filing and submission

     
  • Communication with court

     
  • Court appearance fee & attorney travel expenses

     
  • No hidden fees!

$775

recommended
  • Initial attorney consultation

  • All follow-up appointments with attorney

  • Completion of all divorce documentation

    (generally includes a Complaint, Summons, Depositions, Settlement Agreement, and Divorce Decree)
  • Service on spouse by mail

    (additional charge of $50 if spouse's whereabouts are unknown)
  • Custody-related documents

    (support calculations, child custody agreement, and visitation schedules)
  • Personal property division

    (division of debts and personal property)
  • Real property division

    (division of real property with combined assessed value of up to $100k and related debts)
  • Document revisions

  • Notarization fees

     
  • Filing fee

     
  • Document filing and submission

     
  • Communication with court

     
  • Court appearance fee & attorney travel expenses

     
  • No hidden fees!

Common Questions

Yes, Arkansas Divorces is owned and operated by a licensed attorney, Brandon Crawford. Brandon handles every case and works directly with every client.

We are located at 415 Ouachita (pronounced “Washitaw”) Avenue in Hot Springs, but we accept cases anywhere in the state. The fee is the same regardless of where the case is.

You can schedule a free 30-minute consultation by following this link or calling us at 855-485-4745.

Sure, but the initial consultation is always done over the phone.

We do not accept payment plans, but we do accept credit cards.

The pricing structure is very simple. The base price for every divorce is $375. If you don't know where your spouse is, there is an additional $50 charge for publication in the newspaper. If you have children, the cost goes up to $575. If you have real property, the cost goes up to $775. If you have real property with a combined assessed value of more than $100,000, please contact us for an exact price.

Yes, but you and your spouse must take care of splitting the cost among yourselves. We can only accept payment from the represented spouse.

We start by collecting all the information we need to begin drafting your divorce documents. We then contact you to review your options with certain aspects of your divorce. Once we have all the information we need, we finish drafting the remaining documents and then send them to you for your review. We make any necessary revisions, then prepare everything for your final review and signature. After that, we submit the documents to the court and attend any hearings required by the court.

In order to obtain a divorce, one spouse must have been a resident of Arkansas for at least 60 days before the case is filed and for 90 days before a divorce may be granted. After the case is filed, there is a mandatory 30-day waiting period before the divorce can be finalized.

The divorce can be filed in the county where either spouse resides or in any county where the parties have some significant connection to the county.

Yes, you can get a divorce even if you don’t know where your spouse is.

We suggest that you follow up with that attorney to make sure they actually completed the work. Or, you can hire us and we will take care of that for you.

Yes, but we only handle uncontested divorces (see “What does uncontested mean?” below). The price is the same even if your divorce is already filed.

No. It is both unethical and impractical for a single lawyer to represent both spouses in a divorce.

In simple terms, a divorce is just a lawsuit between spouses. One lawyer cannot represent both sides in the same lawsuit because each side has differing (and often conflicting) interests and vulnerabilities.

Although one lawyer cannot represent both spouses, one lawyer can draft and finalize all of the documentation to match the agreement made between the spouses, and submit the information to the court. It is perfectly acceptable for a single attorney to handle the divorce, so long as both spouses are aware of and understand the limitations of representation.

Uncontested means that both spouses want to get divorced, both spouses agree on how to divide property and debts, and both spouses agree on how to share custody of the children.

Unfortunately, ethical rules prevent us from advising the unrepresented party about the terms of the divorce. However, if there is some minor disagreement, we will explore every possible option with the represented spouse and attempt to find a resolution acceptable to both spouses.

The divorce process is governed by statutes and rules in the Arkansas Code, the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Arkansas Rules of Evidence, and other sources. While many of these statutes are not terribly complicated, they are quite technical and the requirements for the timing, quantity, and quality of evidence that must be presented to the court are rigid. We know divorce law, and we keep up with the changes made by the legislature to the procedures and laws that govern property division, spousal support, and child custody.

Many courts require the parties to appear before they will grant any divorce. Having an attorney present to advocate for you in court will reduce the stress of the situation and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. Even if no court appearance is necessary, if you file incorrect or inadequate paperwork, fail to satisfy the statutory requirements for divorce, or fail to present the required evidence to the court, your case will be dismissed and you will have wasted the filing fee.

So long as both spouses agree, property can be divided equally or unequally. If the parties cannot agree to a division of marital property, courts divide marital property equally unless the court finds equal distribution to be inequitable. Non-marital property owned prior to the marriage is returned to the party who owned it prior to the marriage.

Courts look to guidance from the Supreme Court and the family support charts in determining a reasonable amount of child support. Although there is a presumption that the amount contained in the family support chart is the correct amount of child support to be awarded, deviation is appropriate if application of the support chart would be unjust. The parties can agree to a variance from the support chart so long as there are legitimate reasons for the variance and both spouses agree.

How to Get Started


Complete the form below and you will receive more information about the process and what to expect. We provide a detailed representation agreement that outlines exactly what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. After you provide payment, we contact you to begin collecting more detailed information about you and your financial and familial situation.

Questions or concerns? Feel free to schedule a phone consultation.