IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS
STANDING RESTRAINING ORDER
All parties to divorce, custody, support, or separate maintenance suits in the Circuit Courts
of the Twentieth Judicial District are subject to this order from the date of service of
summons, unless this order is specifically modified by the Court.
1. Each party is hereby enjoined and restrained from causing, or permitting, the minor
children of the parties to be removed from the jurisdiction of this Court.
2. Each party is hereby enjoined and restrained from doing, attempting to do, or
threatening to do any act of injuring, maltreating, vilifying, molesting, or harassing the
adverse party or any of the children of the parties.
3. Each party is hereby enjoined and restrained from selling, encumbering, contracting
to sell, or otherwise disposing of, or removing from the jurisdiction of this Court, any of the
property belonging to the parties, except in the ordinary course of business.
4. Each party is hereby enjoined and restrained from canceling, terminating or
interfering with insurance contracts or insurance benefits in effect and other provisions that
have an adverse affect upon the opposite spouse or minor children.
5. This order shall be binding upon the parties to any domestic relations action filed and
upon their agents, servants, and employees, and all other persons acting in concert with
said parties unless the parties agree to modify any terms of the Order. Said agreement
must be in writing and signed by both parties.
6. Violations by any party of this order will be considered Contempt of Court.
Punishment for Contempt of Court may be in the form of fine or imprisonment, or both,
according to the circumstances.
7. A copy of this order shall be retained by the Plaintiff, and a copy shall be served on
the Defendant with the summons and complaint. Either party may file a petition to modify
or vacate this order, and a speedy hearing on such petition will be granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED this _____ day of __________________ 20____.
David Reynolds, Circuit Judge Charles Clawson, Circuit Judge
Michael Maggio, Circuit Judge Rhonda Wood, Circuit Judge
20TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
STANDING ORDER OF THE COURT ON
CUSTODY, VISITATION AND SUPPORT
The following shall apply in all cases involving Custody, Visitation and Support in the 20th Judicial District unless,
CUSTODY AND VISITATION:
(a) Neither party shall engage in or permit in the presence of the child(ren) any excessive drinking, immoral conduct,
obscenities, violence or disrespect for law and order.
(b) The custodial parent shall keep the noncustodial parent advised of all school or police disciplinary contacts; all
medical contact and reports; and all other important developments in the lives and activities of the children. Each
parent shall advise the other of any matters concerning the child(ren)'s education, health and welfare of which
the other parent is not aware.
(c) The parent having visitation may take the child(ren) to such reasonable places for such reasonable activities as
such person may determine.
(d) The custodial parent shall have the child(ren) ready and available promptly for all visits and if advised in advance,
the custodial parent shall provide the child(ren) with such special and additional clothing as may be appropriate
for planned activities.
(e) Neither parent shall obligate the child's visitation in such a manner as to interfere with the other parent's visitation
without first obtaining written permission from the other parent. The parent exercising visitation shall be sensitive
and responsive to the child's extra curricular activity schedule.
(f) Unless otherwise ordered, visitation shall be as follows:
(1) the non-custodial parent shall have visitation with the child(ren) every other weekend for forty-eight
continuous hours beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 p.m. Sunday;
(2) on Father's Day and Mother's Day, the day of celebration with the appropriate parent regardless of the
weekend visitation schedule;
(3) Christmas visitation shall be in conformity with the Christmas break for the school district in which the child
(ren) attends or lives even if the child(ren) is not of school age. In odd numbered years the custodial
parent shall have visitation beginning the day after school recesses thru 12:00 noon on Christmas Day
and the balance of the break shall be spent with the noncustodial parent. In even numbered years the
noncustodial parent shall have visitation beginning the day after school recesses thru 12:00 noon on
Christmas Day and the balance of the break shall be spent with the custodial parent. This period will be
uninterrupted by weekend visitation with the weekend visitation resuming the regular schedule after the
break with the parent regularly scheduled to have visitation;
(4) Easter, Memorial Day and Labor Day shall be celebrated with the parent who has visitation on the weekend
which they follow until 6:00 p.m. on the day of celebration;
(5) Fourth of July shall be celebrated with the custodial parent in odd numbered years and the noncustodial parent
in even numbered years from 9:00 a.m. on July 4th until 9:00 a.m. on July 5th;
(6) Spring break shall be divided equally and the parent with regular scheduled weekend visitation preceding
spring break shall have visitation through 12:00 noon on Wednesday. The balance of the break shall be
spent with the other parent until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.;
(7) Thanksgiving visitation shall be with the noncustodial parent in even numbered years from Wednesday at
6:00 p.m. until Friday at 6:00 p.m. In odd numbered years this schedule shall apply to the custodial
(8) Summer visitation shall commence on the third Sunday following the last day the child(ren) are required to
attend school of the spring term and shall continue until one week prior to the commencement of the fall
school term during which period the custodial parent shall have visitation as is provided for the
noncustodial parent during the school year. The beginning and ending of summer visitation shall be
governed by the school calendar of the school district in which the child(ren) attends or lives, if the
children are not of school age;
(9) The custodial parent may not reduce or deny visitation for failure of support;
(10) The noncustodial parent shall have the unqualified right to communicate directly with the child(ren)'s,
teachers or school officials, as well as any physician or medical doctor who may treat the child(ren). The
custodial parent shall execute any releases necessary to effectuate this communication; and
(11) Any other visitation agreed to by the parties is encouraged and accepted by the Court.
(1) In all cases involving support and debt allocation the parties shall complete an Affidavit of Financial Means to
be exchanged by their attorneys prior to a hearing on support.
(2) Any time the court orders child support, the court shall order the noncustodial parent to provide the
custodial parent and, when applicable, the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Revenue Division
of the Department of Finance and Administration with proof of income for the previous calendar year,
and whenever requested in writing by certified mail, but not more than once a year, by the custodial
(3) Whenever a custodial parent requests in writing that the noncustodial parent provide proof of income, the
noncustodial parent shall respond by certified mail within fifteen (15) days.
(4) If the noncustodial parent fails to provide proof of income as directed by the court, or fails to respond to a
written request for proof of income, the noncustodial parent may be subject to contempt.
(5) If a custodial parent or the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Revenue Division of the Department
of Finance and Administration has to petition the court to obtain the information, the custodial parent or
the Office of Child Support Enforcement may be entitled to recover costs and a reasonable attorney's
(6) Unless paid by wage assignment, child support shall be paid by money order or check and shall include
your case number. Child support shall be paid through the registry of the Court by mailing it to the
Faulkner County Circuit Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 9, Conway, AR. 72033, or paying it at the Clerk's office
at the Faulkner County Courthouse between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and until 12 noon on
Mondays. A service charge will be paid to the Clerk as provided by law. Any checks returned for
insufficient funds are subject to body attachment and contempt punishment without further notice.
Your conduct in court should conform to the following:
(1) Be on time for all court matters;
(2) Your dress and conduct should be proper for the occasion. Proper dress does not include shorts, sleeveless
t-shirts, halter tops, or strapless tops; and
(3) The use of tobacco, chewing gum, cell phones, food and drink is prohibited in the courtroom.
Violation of any of the terms of this orders will be considered contempt of court. Punishment for contempt of court may
be in the form of fine or imprisonment or both, according to the circumstances.
Either party having knowledge of a violation of an order may make application under oath for a citation for contempt. The
person making such application will be responsible for the presentation of legal evidence in support thereof. The party
should make such application through his or her attorney. If such citation be issued, the party or parties concerned will be
notified to appear and make answer thereto. A frivolous application will result in appropriate censure.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Judge David L. Reynolds, 1st Division Judge Charles E. Clawson, 3rd Division
Judge Michael A. Maggio, 2nd Division Judge Rhonda K. Wood, 4th Division