Betsy chose family law as a career thanks to extensive, personal experience in several aspects of domestic relations: divorce and child custody; guardianship of two children; and assisting her spouse as he co-parents a child from a previous marriage. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law. Prior to joining AR Law Partners, she worked locally as a law clerk, attorney, and in various non-legal positions.
Personal experience taught Betsy when to compromise and when to stand her ground. She appreciates exactly how difficult it is to move past the emotion and disappointment of divorce and learn to co-parent effectively for her children. She knows (first-hand) just how frustrating it is to manage the emotional impact of negative, in-court testimony and she understands how to respond in a manner that best serves and protects each of her clients.
Betsy is a legal guardian, custodial parent, and non-custodial parent for six children in all: her daughter, two stepchildren, a daughter-in-law, and two girls that are siblings! Her unique personal and in-court experience as a client, and advocate for her clients, allows her to empathize, strategize and resolve complex domestic situations. Betsy understands what her clients are feeling, the frustration of litigation, and the discomfort of legal confrontation, from both sides of the courtroom. And then she heads home to manage six teenagers!
Betsy and her family have a running joke that she “collects children.” Truly, she believes the job of being a parent is the single most important, stressful, and fulfilling career on earth. So why not maximize the opportunity? She believes all children deserve a solid foundation. A foundation that points them in the right direction, provides a safe place when they stumble, and prepares them to take on the world, time after time.
When Betsy is not fighting for clients, a house full of teenagers is the perfect defense against boredom. During the rare downtime, Betsy enjoys reading, playing pool, travel, and her three dogs. She also hopes to complete a long-term goal with her spouse – watching the Razorbacks play at every stadium in the ever-expanding Southeastern Conference.
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Terry Silva Sr
Our attorney Katie Freeman was very honest, helpful, and very informative about our adoption. She took very good care of us and was always prepared for the next step. I highly recommend this Law Firm for all your family needs. Thank you so much for your help.
My husband and I were both represented by dustin duke. He was extremely understanding and helped us with our issue within days! We had less than a week to prepare for court and Dustin won the case and was able to get my attorneys fees paid for from the other party! Would HIGHLY recommend arlaw partners they genuinely care about their clients and are always available for any questions you may have!
They were very courteous and always responded promptly to any questions I had. I will be recommending them to everyone!
I am so grateful to have found AR law partners. Kayla Marple and Betsy Hickman helped me above and beyond with my divorce. I had a particularly difficult judge, but a fairly straightforward case. They took all of the stress off of me and got it done for a very fair price. I 100% recommend them!
professional and help me every step of the way. I could never show say thank you enough for what she has done for my family. God bless you Katie!
Katie is an awesome attorney. I would recommend anyone to her. She was with me the whole time with my case and is very knowledgeable and professional. If you have any questions she will get you the answer. Her and her team are very trustworthy.
experience is hard to beat. If your in need of a attorney especially for family law, you must give her your first chance! You won’t regret it 😊
Jon was awesome! Always fast to return calls and emails. Walked me through every step. Couldn't have made the process any easier for me. Definitely would recommend him.
I HIGHLY recommend Jonathan at ARlaw Partners. He made the whole experience, from beginning to end, very smooth and easy. He responds quickly and is very professional. I've had a great experience in the past with Katie also. This is an amazing group!
Katie helped me through a difficult time and fought hard with me the whole way. Any time I needed her, she was there for me. She made our custody case easy and guided me to make the best decisions for my children. I cannot thank her enough!