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Paternity, Custody & Visitation

We pride ourselves on realistic, aggressive advice to support our clients. Lion Legal Services has the experience and desire to help you solve your family issues as stress-free as possible, while obtaining the best result possible, reasonably and affordably. 

There is a reasonable solution to every custody and child support matter without court. The only time court should be required is if the other party is being unreasonable. Reasonableness is not weakness!

We are trial hardened lawyers with years of trial experience. We know our way around a courtroom and if court is required, we play to win. 

With over forty years combined experience, you couldn’t be in better hands.

Custody & Visitation Disputes

In an ideal world the first custody and visitation order will last until all your children are grown, but that’s not always possible. Circumstances and people change.

Whether this is the first-time determination or a modification, Lion Legal Services is your firm. 

We address direct and indirect issues such as new step-parents, parents moving, new half-siblings, different financial circumstances, and sobriety issues, to name just a few.


In Arkansas, to officially determine paternity, when the mother and father are not married, a judge must sign an order. Listing the father on the birth certificate and the father signing an acknowledgment of paternity at the hospital are simply evidence to support that he is the father, not an official final determination. 

If you’re parents, but not married it is in everyone’s best interests to officially establish paternity in court. If you’re not together, then we can also decide custody and visitation and child support matters at the same time. 

Even if you’re living together in the same household, it is important that the father be established as the father officially as soon as possible. 

How Much Do Custody And Child Support Issues Cost?

All fees include communication with client, opposing counsel and court related to that stage, including negotiations, advice, counsel, and settlement of the matter up to but not including a preparation appointment.

All hearing fees include complete and thorough preparation by the attorney and with client in a separate preparation appointment at least 2 weeks before the event.

All uncontested fees include court appearances as required for uncontested matters.

Family Flat Fees

  • 1st Stage of any Family-related Litigation $2,500 flat fee, includes hearing if by agreement. For example: adoption, paternity, child support, guardianship, termination of guardianship, visitation or custody issues, contempt, divorce, post-divorce issues.
  • Ad Litem/Therapist involved  +$750/each
  • High Priority/Emergency Expedited+ $1,500


Additional Fees May Apply To Your Case (click to view)

Flat fees do not include contested hearings or trials unless specified.

Out of pocket costs are in addition to all legal fees listed

Some additional fees may be required by your case, such as:

  • Warning order surcharge: $750
  • Private investigator surcharge: $750
  • Motion to Extend Time for Anything: $350
  • Motion to Compel Discovery (responding or filing): $500
  • All other Motions/Briefs: $1000+
  • Phone conference with Court/OPC: $500
  • Rescheduled Hearing: $500
  • Rescheduled preparation appointment fee: $250
  • Withdrawal fee: $500
  • Closing fee: $350
  • Subpoenas: $100/each (unless related to deposition)
  • One Round of Written Discovery (any combination under 100 questions) GF letter: $2500
  • Mediation/Settlement Conferences (includes preparation and attendance):
    • ½ day - $1,500
    • Full day - $2,500
  • Taking a Deposition (includes scheduling, subpoenaing, preparation, and taking):
    • ½ day - $2,000
    • Full day -  $3,000
    • Additional days - $1,000 each
  • Defending a Deposition:
    • ½ day - $750
    • Full day - $1,250
    • Additional days - $750 each
  • Hearings/Bench Trials:
    • 1 hr hearing - $1,750
    • 2hr hearing - $2,500
    • ½ day hearing - $3,500
    • Full day hearing - $6,000
    • Additional consecutive days - $4,000 each
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