Under Arkansas law, a party’s liability for making alimony payments terminates if the party who is receiving the alimony payments begins living full time with another person in an intimate, cohabitating relationship. This law came into effect on August 16, 2013. In a recent Arkansas Supreme Court case, Mason v. Mason, the ex-husband was ordered to pay his ex-wife $3,500.00 per month for a period of thirty-six months. Mason v. Mason, 2017 Ark. 225 at 2. After thirty-six months
It is important to understand your rights when it comes to sealing your criminal record. In 2013, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 1460, which allows criminal defendants convicted of a misdemeanor offense to petition the court to seal his or her conviction under certain circumstances. For instance, a defendant petitioning the court to seal a misdemeanor conviction must have first completed the terms and conditions of his or her probation. Additionally, the defendant must h
In this case, the Defendant was convicted of aggravated robbery and a firearm enhancement. Coleman v. State, 2017 Ark. 218, at 1. The Defendant was sentenced as a habitual offender to life imprisonment for the aggravated robbery plus fifteen years consecutive to the life sentence for using a firearm in the commission of the crime. Id. The Defendant appealed his conviction based partly on the trial court denying his motion to suppress the statement he gave to police. Id. at 2.