Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services

Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services

Trusted, Professional and Skilled Northwest Arkansas Law Firm

Firm Overview

I am Kimberly Canova, the primary partner at Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services. I began practicing law in Northwest Arkansas in 1992. My practice is limited to specific areas, namely family law, wills, trusts and estates and mediation services. My associates do handle other areas of the law, including criminal work. We have extensive litigation experience. We do not handle car wrecks, personal injury, social security or other types of litigation. Our practice is limited to very specific areas of the law by choice. We want to be and strive to be the best at these areas.

My firm serves two separate and distinct purposes. We offer legal representation to help you navigate you and your family through the legal process. I have extensive experience in the courtroom trying complicated divorce and custody cases. Our second service is as a mediators. For more information about mediation, please click here.

Successfully serving families in Arkansas
Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services represents clients in Northwest Arkansas, including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Huntsville, Eureka Springs and Berryville.

Trusted advocate for Fayetteville families
For help with your family law matters, call Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services at 479-442-5800 to arrange a free initial 45 minute consultation with us.
Main Office
Main Office
217 East Dickson Street, Suite 106H, Fulbright Building
Fayetteville  AR  72701
Phone
  • 479-442-5800
Websites
Family
Safeguarding You and Your Family in Fayetteville, Arkansas
If concern for your family has you distraught, Kimberly Canova will listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems. Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services serves families in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley and provides legal services in a wide spectrum of family law areas, including:
Alimony
Child custody and visitation
Child support
Child support modification
Divorce
Adoptions
Mediation
Prenuptial agreements
Guardianship of minors
Grandparent visitation

Alimony
Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Alimony is appropriate in circumstances where there is an inequity in earning abilities of the parties resulting in a party's inability to meet their basic needs. Oftentimes spousal support is necessary to help former spouses meet their basic needs and/or get the skills/education to support themselves. I am here to promote your case for financial help.

Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home. You will find under "Resources" some local suggested visitation policies for your review.

Child support
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. I do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support needed for a healthy, happy upbringing. You will find under "Resources" the Child Support Guidelines in Arkansas for your review.

Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If there is a substantial change in circumstances warranting a modification of child support, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
I stand by you throughout your divorce. I obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table, and have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. I can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Kimberly Canova

Admitted to practice
Arkansas, 1992
U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas

Education
University of Arkansas, J.D., 1992
Hendrix College, B.A., 1989

Awards and honors
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell a widely respected mark of achievement signifying quality legal work, professionalism and solid ethical standards
Top Lawyers in Arkansas - The Legal Network 2014 - Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence
Client Distinction Award - martindale.com - Recognized for Excellence - Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness and Communicatiion Ability
Best of CLE from the Arkansas Bar Association for contribution to the Continuing Education of Arkansas Attorneys
Voted Best of the Best by NWA Media

Certifications
Certified Mediator through the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission since 2005

Areas of practice
Family law
Divorce
Domestic relations
Child custody
Child support
Grandparents visitation rights
Visitation rights
Adoption
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