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James E Hensley Jr

James E Hensley Jr

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  • Appeals & Appellate, Collections, Criminal Law ...
  • Arkansas
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Formerly a Cop and Judge. Decades in the legal community. Personally available to all clients from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It costs you nothing to talk for a bit and see how we might help you.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Collections
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • American Sign Language: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Arkansas Bar Association
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Education
William H. Bowen School of Law
J.D. (1998) | Law & Counseling
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106 Questions Answered

Q. Father of my child wants to relinquish his parental rights. I am willing to accept sole responsibility, can I?
A: In Arkansas, you can adopt your own child. You don't need someone else to adopt the child for you or with you. Seems odd but you basically follow the adoption statute; i.e., you must be over 18, of sound mind, have no felonies on your record, be able to care for the child and a few others that most folks have. If the father will consent to all the papers, it will take a few weeks. The court will set a final hearing. The child and you must be present. Fees will range between $3500 to $6500. Sometimes folks can handle a legal issue without an attorney. For instance a traffic ticket or uncontested divorce. But an adoption will will require an attorney. Find one who will answer your questions on weekends, at night, and during the holidays.
Q. I have a nieghbor who is threatning harm to me and other cops cant arrest him he is even using pittbull as threatning ?
A: The police are having issues because they must see the event occur. This neighbor most-likely does not act out in front of the police. You can file a complaint with your local prosecutor. Someone from the Prosecutor's office will review your statement and then make a decision whether or not to pursue the action. Please note that Prosecutors base their decision on proof you may have such as pictures, recordings, and statements from other folks in the neighborhood. You might have the animal control come out and investigate. In any event make sure you have the names, addresses, and contact information of all people who will help.
Q. My ex is unagreeable for my husband to adopt my daughter. We've been married 6 years.
A: If a parent goes more than one year without seeing the child on a regular basis OR goes more than one year without paying any meaningful support, that parent's rights may be terminated. As such, your husband could adopt if: He has a good relationship with the child for such duration he has become the father; He has no felonies or has had any felonies removed from his record; Of good repute; Has the ability and desire to adopt and care for the child; You must consent. Adoptions are highly complex. You will need an attorney. If the Ex refuses to approve, expect fees around $7500. If the Ex agrees, expect fees around $4000 - maybe less.
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600 South German Lane
Suite 101
Conway, AR 72034
Telephone: (501) 327-4900