Collaborative Law

Coplin, & Hardy, PLLC are founding members of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas. We support the idea of reaching the best result for our clients through the collaborative form of alternative dispute resolution. For more information, visit the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas website at


Collaborative Practice at a Glance:

  • Encourages mutual respect
  • Emphasizes the needs of children
  • Avoids going to court
  • Keeps control of the process with the individuals
  • Provides for open communication
  • Utilizes a problem-solving approach
  • Identifies and addresses interests and concerns of all
  • Prepares individuals for new lives


Collaborative Practice is a reasonable approach to divorce based on three principles:

  • A pledge not to go to court
  • An honest exchange of information by both spouses
  • A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both parents and their children





Information above comes directly from the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. For more information on Collaborative Practice, visit