Melissa Avery is Of Counsel with the law firm Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. in... more
Melissa Avery is Of Counsel with the law firm Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. in Indianapolis, Indiana, a practice limited to Family Law & Immigration. She is a certified family law specialist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Avery has been listed as an Indiana Super Lawyer since 2005 and as one of Indiana’s Top... view profile
Ryan focuses his practice on representing individuals in divorce, collaborative... more
Ryan focuses his practice on representing individuals in divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, adoption, guardianship and support matters. His practice also includes drafting and negotiating premarital agreements, and with other attorneys at Coots, Henke and Wheeler, assisting clients in preserving their business interests and investments, pre and post divorce. Ryan has significant experienc... view profile
I can vouch from personal experience that 1) divorce does not have to be awful, and... more
I can vouch from personal experience that 1) divorce does not have to be awful, and 2) the degree of "awfulness" will most likely be determined, not by your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, but by the kind of lawyer you hire. Your friends and relatives may advise you to hire a real "shark" in order to protect yourself. Unfortunately that may be the worst advice you could receive. A "shark" is defined a... view profile
A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.