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Kena S. Hollingsworth

Divorce and separation Attorney at Carmel, IN

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About Kena

Learn Kena’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Kena's legal practice is devoted to divorce and family law. In addition to divorce, family law includes custody, child support, relocation, paternity, adoption, prenuptial agreements/disputes, domestic partnership agreements/disputes; spousal maintenance/alimony, emancipation, guardianship, modification and/or enforcement of custody, child support, etc. Kena is also a divorce & family law mediator and represents clients in family law appeals.

    20 years

  2. Child support
    25%
    Kena's legal practice is devoted to divorce and family law. In addition to divorce, family law includes custody, child support, relocation, paternity, adoption, prenuptial agreements/disputes, domestic partnership agreements/disputes; spousal maintenance/alimony, emancipation, guardianship, modification and/or enforcement of custody, child support, etc. Kena is also a divorce & family law mediator, a trained collaborative law attorney, and represents clients in family law appeals.

    20 years

  3. Child custody
    20%
    Kena's legal practice is devoted to divorce and family law. In addition to divorce, family law includes custody, child support, relocation, paternity, adoption, prenuptial agreements/disputes, domestic partnership agreements/disputes; spousal maintenance/alimony, emancipation, guardianship, modification and/or enforcement of custody, child support, etc. Kena is also a divorce & family law mediator, a trained collaborative divorce attorney, and represents clients in family law appeals.

    20 years

  4. Adoption
    1%

  5. Alimony
    1%

  6. Family
    1%

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%

  8. Uncontested divorce
    1%

Kena Hollingsworth is a founding partner of the dynamic family law firm HOLLINGSWORTH ROBERTS MEANS. In addition to her responsibilities as an owner, managing and marketing the law firm, Kena’s legal practice is 100% dedicated to divorce & family law. She handles all types of family law cases, including divorce and legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, paternity, military divorces, and family law appeals, to name a few. 

Kena is passionate about helping her clients find healthier approaches to the divorce and family law process. In addition to twenty years of experience practicing exclusively divorce and family law, Kena is also qualified to guide clients through alternative dispute resolution for divorce, custody, and other family law matters. She is a registered family law mediator and a trained collaborative divorce lawyer.  As a child of divorce herself, Kena offers a uniquely compassionate perspective, and a level of understanding and empathy that sets her apart in the legal profession. Kena is committed to finding workable solutions for her clients and their families, especially when children are involved; and she strives to promote positive co-parenting relationships and creative solutions which are sustainable for clients, long-term.

Recognized for her insights, experience and positive approach, Kena is often called upon as a speaker and writer to discuss family law issues in seminars, as well as local television and radio programs. She has been repeatedly selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer® by Indianapolis Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine. Her passion for the Indianapolis/Carmel Community is evident by the long list of awards she has received for her community involvement. She has been honored as one of Indianapolis' Forty Under 40 by Indianapolis Business Journal; recognized 3 consecutive years as one of Indy's Best & Brightest (by Junior Achievement of Indianapolis); was a finalist for the Young Professional of the Year Award by the Young Professionals of Central Indiana; and, has been honored as a Colts Community Quarterback by the Indianapolis Colts Organization of the NFL. Kena has also committed years of service to the Central Indiana community, serving as a director of numerous non-profit boards and volunteering for countless civic organizations.

In addition to her civil invoment, Kena is also very active in the legal community.  Kena is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.  She is also a member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP); Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (CIACP); American Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association, (former Delegate to Board of Governors); Indianapolis Bar Association, (former Executive Committee of Family Law Section); Hamilton County Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association, (former ISBA Delegate); Hendricks County Bar Association; and National Association of Women Lawyers.

Kena received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Indiana, where she was a 4 year scholarship athlete in tennis.  She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in English and Spanish, with an emphasis on International Business & Marketing.  Kena received her J.D. from Indiana University (Indianapolis), now known as McKinney School of Law.

An extremely dedicated sports fan, Kena holds season tickets to the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, and personally enjoys tennis, golf, and boxing. In her free time, she loves to travel, has become obsessed with clean crafted wine, and values every moment with family, friends, and her maltipoo, Yeli.

Photos and videos

Several from HRM posed for a picture as sponsors of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation's Evening Under the Stars. 
(L to R) Bill Means, Kimberly McCabe, Genevieve Bedano, Kena Hollingsworth, Hillary Showley, Ashley Roncevic, Kristy Horvath & Jeff Roberts
The HRM ladies in this picture were all members of Kena Hollingsworth's legacy firm, Hollingsworth & Zivitz.  Standing left to right are:  Kristy Horvath, Anne-Marie Briscoe, Genevieve Keegan Bedano, Kena Hollingsworth, Hillary Showley and Ashley Roncevic
A few of the HOLLINGSWORTH ROBERTS MEANS ladies pictured left to right are:  Hillary Showley, Genevieve Keegan Bedano, Kena Hollingsworth, Ashley Roncevic and Anne-Marie Briscoe.
Some of the original members of the law firm formerly Hollingsworth & Zivitz, these female attorneys of HOLLINGSWORTH ROBERTS MEANS are (left to right): Genevieve Keegan Bedano, Anne-Marie Briscoe and Kena Hollingsworth
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Licensed for 20 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kena

Hollingsworth Roberts Means, LLC
12801 E. New Market Street
Carmel, IN, 46032

Reviews

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Posted by James | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Very BEST of Indiana!!
When it comes to my son, I want the very best for him. So when his mother and I needed a court to settle our differences I was worried that like most fathers in Indiana, I would get the raw end of the deal. But instead the team at H&Z understood my needs, they know the law and have relationships within the legal community that were VITAL to getting the fair treatment I deserve as a loving father, from the court. Hollingsworth and Zivits, and their staff have the experience, reputation and a proven track record you absolutely need when going to court is unavoidable! I would recommend their services to anyone trying to navigate their case in a family court room!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Hollingsworth Roberts Means, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ruppert & Schaefer, PC
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Sabo vs. Sabo
  • Client allowed to relocate (Germany) w/ daughter

Associations

  • People's Burn Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • FBI Citizens Academy
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Advisory Panelist & Family Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Executive Board of Family Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • Salvation Army
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Indy's Best & Brightest
  • Junior Achievement - Indianapolis
  • 2009
  • Young Professional of the Year - top 5 finalist
  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana
  • 2009
  • Certified Divorce & Family Law Mediator
  • ICLEF
  • 2009
  • Forty Under 40
  • Indianapolis Business Journal
  • 2008
  • Indy's Best & Brightest
  • Junior Achievement - Indianapolis
  • 2008
  • Colts Community Quarterback
  • Indianapolis Colts, NFL
  • 2007
  • Indy's Best & Brightest
  • Junior Achievement - Indianapolis
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Indy Metro Woman
  • Considering Divorce?...Consider This
  • 2010
  • Indy Magazine
  • How To Handle A Divorce: Top 5 Dos & Don'ts
  • 2009
  • Indy Magazine
  • How to Find the Right Divorce Lawyer for You
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Electronic Discovery in Family Law Cases
  • 2009
  • IBA - CLE
  • Divorce Litigation
  • 2009
  • Career Development for Young Lawyers
  • Starting a Divorce Law Firm
  • 2009
  • IBA - CLE
  • Divorce Litigation
  • 2008
  • IBA Bench Bar Conference
  • Social Networking Issues w/ Family Law Cases
  • 2008
  • IBA - CLE
  • Custody & Parenting Time
  • 2007
  • IBA - CLE
  • Divorce Litigation
  • 2007
  • Fox 59 Morning News
  • DIvorce & Custody
  • 2007
  • Talk Radio
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2007
  • IBA - CLE
  • Custody Evaluations
  • 2006
  • IBA - CLE
  • Divorce Litigation
  • 2006
  • Talk Radio
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2006
  • IBA - CLE
  • Family Law - Beyond the Basics
  • 2005
  • WISH TV News
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2005
  • Talk Radio
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2005
  • ICLEF - CLE
  • Evidence in Family Law Cases
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kena has an amazing ability to connect with each and every client in a way that makes such a difficult time in that person's life a much smoother and easier process!"
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