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Kena Hollingsworth is a founding partner of Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC, where she practices exclusively in the area of family law and family law mediation.  Kena represents clients with all types of family law issues including: divorce & legal separation; custody; parenting time (visitation); child support; paternity; adoptions (including contested adoptions); prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; post-decree modifications & enforcement (including contempt actions); guardianships, emancipation; domestic partnership agreements & disputes; spousal maintenance (alimony); relocations; protective orders; restraining orders; grandparent rights; education orders; military divorces; CHINS (children in need of services); and family law appeals.  Kena is also a registered family law mediator.

As a child of divorce, Kena understands the complex, emotional nature of family law cases and, whether she is acting as a litigator or a mediator, she approaches them with compassion and empathy.  Very dedicated to the legal community, Kena is an active member of the family law sections of the American, Indiana, Indianapolis, Hamilton County and Boone County Bar Associations.  She is a frequent author of and speaker on topics of interest in family law, and has appeared on local television and radio programs discussing various issues related to divorce and family law.  Earlier this year, Kena was named to the prestigious list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for family law by Law & Politics Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly.

In addition to her commitment to the legal community, Kena is actively involved in Central Indiana’s community. She serves on numerous non-profit boards and volunteers many hours to legal and civic organizations.  Kena has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the community through leadership, volunteerism, and professionalism.  In addition to being named one of Indy’s Best & Brightest, for the last three consecutive years by Junior Achievement of Indianapolis, she was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list in 2008, and received the Colts Community Quarterback Award in 2007.

An avid sports fan, Kena is a Colts and Pacers season ticket holder.  She loves playing tennis, golfing and boxing.  Her newest love is taekwondo, which she practices at the Oriental Marshall Arts College with her law partner, Chrissy. Outside of her legal career, volunteerism, and sports, she enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with her friends and family.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

11555 N. Meridian St.
Suite 530
Carmel, IN, 46032


INActive In Good Standing200201/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer, Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super Lawyer, Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Indy's Best & BrightestJunior Achievement - Indianapolis2009
Young Professional of the Year - top 5 finalistYoung Professionals of Central Indiana2009
Certified Divorce & Family Law MediatorICLEF2009
Forty Under 40Indianapolis Business Journal2008
Indy's Best & BrightestJunior Achievement - Indianapolis2008
Indy's Best & BrightestJunior Achievement - Indianapolis2007
Colts Community QuarterbackIndianapolis Colts, NFL2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerHollingsworth & Zivitz, PC2004 - Present
AttorneyRuppert & Schaefer, PC2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
People's Burn FoundationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Boone County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
FBI Citizens AcademyBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Salvation ArmyBoard of Directors2006 - 2009
Hamilton County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panelist & Family Law Section2002 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2002 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationExecutive Board of Family Law Section2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sabo vs. SaboClient allowed to relocate (Germany) w/ daughter
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indy Metro WomanConsidering Divorce?...Consider This2010
Indy MagazineHow To Handle A Divorce: Top 5 Dos & Don'ts2009
Indy MagazineHow to Find the Right Divorce Lawyer for You2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Southern IndianaEnglish, Spanish & International Business (Marketing)BA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IBA - CLEDivorce Litigation2009
Family Law InstituteElectronic Discovery in Family Law Cases2009
Career Development for Young LawyersStarting a Divorce Law Firm2009
IBA Bench Bar ConferenceSocial Networking Issues w/ Family Law Cases2008
IBA - CLEDivorce Litigation2008
Talk RadioDivorce and Family Law2007
IBA - CLEDivorce Litigation2007
IBA - CLECustody & Parenting Time2007
Fox 59 Morning NewsDIvorce & Custody2007
Talk RadioDivorce and Family Law2006
IBA - CLEDivorce Litigation2006
IBA - CLECustody Evaluations2006
WISH TV NewsDivorce and Family Law2005
Talk RadioDivorce and Family Law2005
IBA - CLEFamily Law - Beyond the Basics2005
ICLEF - CLEEvidence in Family Law Cases2000