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"The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence." - Abraham Lincoln.

Our Team

We know that any problem that makes you contact an attorney is not a small matter. With 40 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Benson & Bennett, P.L.C. are here to help.



The attorneys at Benson & Bennett, P.L.C. know that when you hire a lawyer you expect the lawyer to handle your case and not to be passed off to an assistant. That is exactly what you can expect from this law firm. We work hard everyday to ensure our clients get diligent, thorough and cost-effective legal advice and representation. Serving Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley and surrounding areas, including the following area communities: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Huntsville, Lowell, Prairie Grove, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Van Buren and West Fork.

Contact Us


(479) 444-8000

Benson & Bennett, P.L.C.

2774 E. Millennium Place

P.O. Box 8790

Fayetteville, AR  72703



News & Publications

Did you know that the gender of parents is not a deciding factor in who gets custody of children in a divorce? Did you know that joint custody is now the preferred custody determination under Arkansas law (A.C.A. 9-13-101)? There are many factors that a court considers in determining custody and visitation in a divorce proceeding, but it always comes down to the best interests of the child(ren). Don't assume that you know what will happen if you challenge your spouse's assertion in a divorce proceeding that he/she should get custody of your child(ren).  Call us today to see how we can help you and what your options are.

Are you unhappy with the custody or visitation awarded during a divorce proceeding? Do you need to seek an increase/decrease in child support payments? Modification of custody, visitation and child support awards is always an option after that initial order is entered by the court, but it is not as simple as just asking the court to change it. You are going to have to prove a material change in circumstances that would justify the modification. Let us help you figure out if modification is a possibility for you.

We are pleased to announce that Justin Bennett has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability, as well as a Client Champion Silver Award from Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Benson and Mr. Bennett are both AV rated attorneys.  See the blog post from Martindale:  You can also see Mr. Bennett's Martindale listing at:

Areas of Practice

General Civil Litigation

Insurance Coverage & Defense

Personal Injury Defense

Property Damage Defense

Family Law


Uncontested Divorce

Child Custody

Child Visitation

Child Support

Modification of Child Custody

Modification of Child Visitation

Modification of Child Support




Business Law

Traffic Citations & Tickets

Estate Planning




We are pleased to announce the start of Benson Mediation Service. Joe Benson is now a Certified Civil & Domestic Relations Mediator and an Access & Visitation Mediator in the State of Arkansas. Contact Joe directly at (479) 444-8000 and for more information and to schedule him as your next mediator.