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Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
Arkansas Divorce Laws (Grounds, Filing Process, Property, Support, Custody)
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Hire an Arkansas Divorce Lawyer or MediatorIf your divorce is contested and/or you need legal advice, you will most likely be hiring a divorce Lawyer or Mediator to begin your Arkansas divorce proceedings. All it takes is making a phone call to set up an initial consultation, which is often offered free of charge.
The Chancery Court in Arkansas divides the couple's marital estate. The court orders an equitable division of property acquired during the marriage. This does not necessarily mean a 50/50 split. The court examines both spouses' circumstances and contributions to the marriage when deciding how to divide the property. When the court divides the property, the judge does not divide any property acquired before the marriage. Therefore, it is important to document what property each spouse owns and when it was acquired.
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