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Arkansas Child Custody Laws

HomeArkansas Child CustodyArkansas Child Custody Laws

Child custody laws in US differ from state to state and Arkansas also have its own list of custody laws.

Under Arkansas child custody laws

  • in case of a married couple,
    • child custody can be either in the form of sole or joint custody.
  • But in the case of an unmarried couple,
    • the law differs a lot.

In general, if a child is born to an unmarried woman,

  • The legal custody of the child is given to the mother.
  • This is only till the child reaches an age of eighteen, i.e. a legal age of maturity.
  • If the custody of the mother is not the interest of the child, then
    • the custody can be awarded to the child’s biological father,
      • if he is physically and financially able.

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