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August 2018 Archives

How can I protect my property against trespassing?

Whether you own a small property on which your home sits or you own acres of land, it is your right to prevent others from coming onto your property without permission. In fact, if someone comes onto your property without getting permission from you, it is considered trespassing. To best prevent trespassing, the Arkansas Agriculture Department recommends following the posting law to help stop trespassers.

Are custody and support connected?

When it comes to children in a situation where parents are not together, the topics of child support and visitation always come up in Arkansas. It is a misconception that these two things are related. The courts actually see them differently. According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, visitation and child support are two separate entities that are not related.

What is estate tax?

If a loved one passes away in Arkansas, you may wonder if you have to pay taxes on the estate. While there are many states that do charge various estate taxes, Arkansas is not one of them according to USA Today. In fact, you probably will not have to pay any estate taxes at all because federal taxes only kick in when the estate has a very large value, like over $5 million.

Do I have rights if my neighbor is hurting the sale of my home?

When someone buys a home in Arkansas, location is often a key consideration. Not only do people look at how close the neighborhood is to things like stores but also they check out the neighborhood itself, looking at the types of neighbors, how safe it is and other similar factors. Having a neighbor who does not take care of his or her property can take a toll when you are trying to sell because it sends a bad image of the neighborhood and could chase away potential buyers.

Can I change my divorce decree?

You and your ex-spouse have gone through the entire process of getting a divorce. You split property, assets and made choices about child custody and support. You now live separate lives and follow the terms agreed upon in your divorce settlement. However, things can unexpectedly change after all is said and done.

Can I contest a will?

If you have had a loved one pass away and the person's estate is now in probate in Arkansas, you may have the ability to contest the will if you feel it does not reflect the true wishes of the deceased. Contesting a will is a serious matter as it is expecting the court to make a ruling that could change the apparent expressed wishes of a person. There are some guidelines for allowing a will to be contested, according to the Arkansas Circuit Courts.

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