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How Can I Contest a Will?

How can i contest a will?When you are facing the loss of a loved one, emotions can get high and tensions can rise. Families often struggle to process grief when someone dies, but often, along with the grief comes complicated financial matters and affairs. Your loved...

How Does the Adoption Process Work in Arkansas?

How does the adoption process work in Arkansas? Deciding to have a family is an extremely high-impact commitment that will affect the rest of several people’s lives. It is critically important to know the ins and outs of all the processes involved before making any...

A Complete Guide to Arkansas Property Damage Claims

a complete guide to arkansas property damage claimsHaving homeowners and auto insurance can be expensive, but you’ll certainly be glad you have it in the event that something catastrophic ever happens! Auto insurance is necessary for virtually everyone, because...

Does my Spouse Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Me?

does my spouse filing for bankruptcy affect me? Getting married, while an important expression of love and commitment, is typically also seen as a good financial move. It’s nice to live in a two-income home– not to mention the fact that married couples who file taxes...

Arkansas Wage Payment Laws

ARKANSAS WAGE PAYMENT LAWSWage payment is a topic that affects everybody who works for a living in the state of Arkansas. Fair payment of earned wages is necessary for employees to pay their rent and bills, provide food and necessities for their families, pay for...

Foreclosure Laws and Procedures in Arkansas

Foreclosure laws and procedures in arkansas“Foreclosure” is a scary term for homeowners. It represents the loss of safety and security that comes along with losing your home, and it can have devastating and disastrous results. If you’re a homeowner, it’s imperative to...

How Does Workers’ Compensation Work in Arkansas?

HOW DOES WORKERS' COMPENSATION WORK IN ARKANSAS? Workers’ compensation laws are taken seriously in the state of Arkansas. They were created to ensure that employees injured on the job are taken care of and not subject to penalties from their employers while seeking...

How does paid family leave work in Arkansas?

HOW DOES PAID FAMILY LEAVE WORKS IN ARKANSAS? A new child’s arrival in a family can be a truly overwhelming time– especially considering the complicated family leave laws that exist across most of the United States. In fact, the United States is the only OECD country...

Should I Make an Online Will?

should i make an online will?   Making a will can be an uncomfortable subject, and it’s one that people tend to avoid thinking about. After all, it’s a reminder that someday we will die– and considering our own mortality just feels like a little much, some days....

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Construction Lawyer

How to know when it's time to hire a construction lawyer If you’ve worked in the construction business in any capacity, you’re well aware that things can get very complicated very quickly– and those complications can quickly turn contentious.  Anyone who works within...

How to Avoid a Complicated Estate Settlement

How to avoid a complicated estate settlement A pervasive myth surrounding the issue of estate settlement is that you have to be old, or rich, to put together a will. In fact, everyone should have some kind of will or estate plan in place, no matter what age they are...

News & articles from DLF

Davidson Law Firm wins cases because our team knows their stuff better than anyone else. Check out these posts discussing legal issues affecting Arkansans across the state, written in-house by our attorneys. 

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Should I Make an Online Will?

should i make an online will?   Making a will can be an uncomfortable subject, and it’s one that people tend to avoid thinking about. After all, it’s a reminder that someday we will die– and considering our own mortality just feels like a little much, some days....

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Construction Lawyer

How to know when it's time to hire a construction lawyer If you’ve worked in the construction business in any capacity, you’re well aware that things can get very complicated very quickly– and those complications can quickly turn contentious.  Anyone who works within...

How to Avoid a Complicated Estate Settlement

How to avoid a complicated estate settlement A pervasive myth surrounding the issue of estate settlement is that you have to be old, or rich, to put together a will. In fact, everyone should have some kind of will or estate plan in place, no matter what age they are...

Employment Law

employment law Employment law is a very broad term that encompasses virtually every aspect of the relationship between employers and employees. The purpose of employment law is to ensure fair treatment, payment, and safety for employees. It also benefits employers,...

Items to Bring to a Divorce Consultation

Divorce is not an easy thing to think about. When most people walk down the aisle, they envision their marriage as something that will endure forever. But, as we see with the statistics on divorce, marriage is becoming increasingly more difficult to sustain over the long-term. If you do have to separate from your spouse, the divorce process will likely be among the most challenging experiences of your life.

An Overview of the Divorce Process in Arkansas

The divorce process of Arkansas is similar to the divorce processes of many other states. To complete a divorce, the parties have to follow numerous steps. If these steps are not completed properly, then the divorce cannot be finalized. In this post, we will go over the steps of Arkansas’s divorce procedure, one by one.

Understanding Related Party 1031 Exchanges

One of the most elusive issues in the subject of 1031 exchanges is the so-called “related party exchange.” A related party exchange is a type of specialized 1031 exchange which has its own set of rules and guidelines. Even experienced facilitators and attorneys can have a poor grasp of related party exchanges.

Employee vs. Independent Contractor under the DOL

In January 2021, very soon after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, the Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew a clarification to the employee vs. independent contractor distinction which was developed during the Trump administration. This proposed clarification was supposed to formally take effect on March 8, 2021. However, after being temporarily paused back in January, the DOL recently announced in May that the proposal has been permanently canceled.

The Holding Requirement in Arkansas 1031 Exchanges

As we’ve been discussing on previous blog posts, IRC Section 1031 is among the most significant tax benefits for Arkansas taxpayers. Section 1031 allows Arkansas owners of investment or business real estate to defer capital gain taxes when they reinvest in like-kind real estate. The rules of Section 1031 are complex.

The Basics of Arkansas Child Custody Agreements

A divorce can be an extremely difficult thing to experience. An acrimonious divorce can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Things can get even more challenging when a child is involved. Parents who are preparing to undergo a divorce in Arkansas tend to have many questions on their mind.

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