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Domestic relations deals with all issues regarding families. This includes divorce when a marriage breaks up, child custody when parents are divorcing or when the parents are already divorced and something changes in their situation, and paternity, which is a process of determining parental rights and obligations of the father of a child. This area of the law also includes ad litems, who are advocates for the children during a domestic case.

Arkansas Family Attorneys features the dynamic team of Mary M. White SchneiderKristin L. Pawlik and Victoria Bruton.  They are Arkansas family law attorneys focusing in divorce and family law. Mary and Kristin are both partners in the law firm Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC located at 224 South 2nd St. Rogers, AR 72756. All three are dedicated to providing you caring, competent legal help in the area of Arkansas family law. They understand your pain and can help guide you through the legal, financial, and emotional challenges. Mary, Kristin and Victoria will seek to protect you, your children, and your assets during the challenges of divorce or family dispute. We listen. we care, we help.

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Arkansas Family Law

Family law deals with all issues regarding families; including divorce, child custody and support, ad litem, parental responsibility, grandparents rights, settlements, alimony, spousal support, domestic relations, visitation, adoption and mediation.


When we want children but are unable to give birth, adoption may be a good option. Let us help explore the benefits and requirements.

Ad Litem

An ad litem, is generally appointed by the court, as an attorney for the minor child in contested custody/visitation proceedings.The standard which an ad litem must adhere to is what is in the “best interests of the child.


Alimony is appropriate where there is inequality in earnings of the parties. Getting divorced can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to lead to financial crisis. We help you get financial help.


An annulment is a legal procedure declaring that a valid marriage never existed. You must meet very specific requirements to get an annulment.

Child Custody

Child custody can be the most challenging aspect of divorce. We help ensure your parental rights to raise your children in a healthy home. More suggestions can be found in our “Resources” section.

Child Support

Arkansas child support laws- Both parents share in the responsibility to raise your children. We advocate for your children to have the financial support they need to create a positive, healthy environment.


We serve as your trusted guide throughout your divorce, using our vast experience to obtain the best possible results in court or during negotiation. This includes issues such as the fair distribution of assets and property, child support, and child custody.

Domestic Relations

Abuse, violence, restraining orders- In cases of domestic abuse or violence, we help protect you with restraining orders, agency and service referrals. Local agencies and services can be found in our “Resources” section.

Grandparents Rights

Arkansas grandparents rights- Grandparents have rights relative to children involved in divorce too. Let us help protect your rights.

Legal Separation

We help negotiate the terms of your separation. This can include alimony, child support, child custody, and much more. Sometimes a good prenuptial agreement can reduce or eliminate the stress of separation.


Sometimes mediation can be an easier and less costly option than going to court for divorce or family disputes. Mary is certified mediator with many years of experience to help you in mediation.

Parental Responsibility

Both parents have responsibilities to care for their children. We help ensure that your former spouse fulfills those responsibilities and that your rights are protected.

Property Settlement

Property settlement can be part of a divorce process. It arises through agreement of the parties, subject to court approval. Settlement then functions like a contract between the parties.

Spousal Support

Spousal support is often needed to help a former spouse meet their basic needs while gaining the skills or education to support themselves.

Visitation Rights

Many parties want access to your children. We ensure the rights of interested parties, while ensuring the protection and care of your children.

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