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Melanie Ann Haynes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Overland Park, KS

5.0   28 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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About Melanie

Learn Melanie’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Divorce, Annulment, Legal Separation, Establishing Original Child Custody Orders

    20 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Custody trials, Modification to Existing Orders

    20 years, 150 cases

  3. Child support
    20%
    Establishing Child Support, Modify Child Support

    20 years, 100 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Paternity

    20 years, 150 cases

At the Haynes Law Firm LLC, I provide knowledgeable guidance and strong advocacy to clients facing critical family law issues.

My practice is client-focused. When you work with my firm you will feel appreciated and taken care of. I handle all cases personally. You will not have to wonder whom to contact about important developments in your case because it will always be me.

I understand the tremendous personal stakes that accompany these complex issues. I will be your understanding ally and strong advocate throughout the process.

With law offices in Overland Park, I serve clients throughout Johnson County and across the surrounding region.

More Than 18 Years Of Valuable Legal Experience

My legal career has prepared me to see family law cases from all sides. As an experienced attorney, I have handled hundreds of cases ranging from divorce and child custody to paternity and modifications. I have been there before. I know what works and what doesn't.

As a pro tem judge, I have presided over legal disputes involving many of these same issues that you might be facing.

My experience as a police officer and prosecutor gives me a big-picture perspective on sensitive issues involving domestic abuse and orders of protection.

Licensed for 18 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Melanie

Melanie A. Haynes
12980 Metcalf Avenue, Ste 500
Suite 2
Overland Park, KS, 66213

Reviews

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Posted by Cindy | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding divorce attorney
I contacted Melanie Haynes recently to handle my divorce. She was very thorough in answering all my questions and explained the entire process. She was easy to communicate with and accessible when needed. I am very impressed with her expertise and handling. Recommend her highly!
Posted by Christy | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend: Confident, Informative, thorough, encouraging.
I hired Melanie Haynes with days prior to court hearing. She took the time to ensure I got to know her prior to hiring then she was on top of my case immediately. From the beginning she was confident and supporting taking pressure off of me. She kept me informed the whole process, so I never had to doubt what was happening or when. She was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. From the beginning to end, I had no doubts I was in extremely capable hands. She will be my go-to if ever I need an attorney again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision you can make
Melanie was an absolute blessing. I had a very stressful and contentious case. She took a chance on me and I am forever grateful. She helped guide me through the entire divorce process and gave realistic expectations given my circumstances. From initial filing to the decree being signed, my situation changed 180 and in a good way. She is responsive and thorough which is what you need in this type of situation. I highly recommend Melanie.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and separation
This is my second time working with Melanie. She will listen emphathetically and guide you intelligently to get you the results!! Melanie is honest and will be on your side, throughout the challenges of your case. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing help in Divorce, Family and Custody cases. Thank you!!
Posted by Gin | May 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
Melanie stayed on top of everything from the beginning to the end of the divorce. She is a wealth of knowledge and able to walk you through the process and give you advice and help you think through your options. She is on your side and there to answer your questions. She brought up things for me to consider that I never would have thought of. She is able to explain the legal verbiage to someone that is pretty clueless on these matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ending a chapter
Melanie was very helpful with my divorce. She fought for what I asked for. The whole process was long and full of emotions for me. I was glad to have her at my back for this event in my life.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great legal representation and advise
I came to Melanie with a mess of a case pending a post divorce parenting modification. It seemed futile and on its way to a terrible trial. Melanie was able to steer me through some poor representation, and gave great guidance. She was tough, but fair. She was very direct in her approach, never missing a detail. She worked hard for myself and my case prior to any involvement. She takes the time to look at cases, assess them and she immediately goes to work- even before she is retained she is setting you up for success. This is the best legal representation I have had. I highly recommend her. She is 100 percent child focused.
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Posted by Erica Linderer | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I have worked on and off with Melanie for years now. She helped me navigate my way through a divorce in 2012 with professionalism. She is very knowledgeable about family and custody laws. She always kept me informed and made me aware of everything I needed to know to get to the process successfully. She did all this in a timely manner. Recently, she helped me gain the rights to my children. I would recommend Melanie to anyone who is going through a divorce or has a custody matter. She has helped me through both and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to stand up for me. I will absolutely use her again if needed. She’s knowledgeable, professional and also makes sure she is aware of exactly what you need and want and will do all she can to make it happen for you. Best lawyer, hands down! Very pleased.
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Posted by Jarard | August 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody case
Really great attorney, I really appreciated how Melanie helped me through my child custody case. Having a few different lawyers and, going through multiple cases. Im glad I was referenced to Melanie from a very good friend. I knew from the start our feel out meeting that she was the right attorney for me. She definitely made me feel comfortable through my whole case, their was never a point in my case where I wasn't in the know with what was going in my case, I never felt out of the loop, I never felt like she was playing both sides. She was very organized, comprising with her answers and knowledgeable whenever I felt the need to ask questions. She was also very guided and open to talking about things which personally I felt a level comfort. Some attorneys are one out to just get your money, some really don't care about the task at hand or get the big picture overall looking further down the road. Truthfully speaking Melanie did a great job in my case really helping me understand the big picture for further down the line and, really breaking it down in our personal conversations. I really appreciated the fact that she was very responsive with sending back and forth emails, and if I needed to call or schedule a call with her she would always do her best to set a time to make it work. Overall really fantastic lawyer for me personally, I would definitely recommend Melanie to anyone going through a child custody case especially being a single father. She takes her job very seriously and looks out for your personal best interest, and once again does very great job of helping you see long term plans that could help you down the road also. Hiring a quality attorney is definitely worth it especially when they help you see it from both sides of things. Once again the level of communication was also expressed with caring feelings of making the right decisions for me, and my kids. I cant say enough good things about the way I was represented. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Breonna | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
US Passport
Requested an order for my son to get his passport since his Father notified stated department requesting he not receive one. Have used Melanie on all my family issues and she has efficiently took care of everything for me, would hire again.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
She was very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. She looks out for her client and gives them the best advice and what to do.
Response from Melanie Haynes March 8, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words; I truly appreciate the feedback!
Posted by Brent | June 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Melanie did a wonderful job of helping me through a tough family law issue. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and knew precisely what to do in order to achieve the desired outcomes. If you need a great attorney, look no further.
Response from Melanie Haynes June 15, 2020
Thank you for the great review; you were very easy to work with!
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
During a difficult time in our lives and having to go through a horrible legal case, Melanie Haynes was the perfect lawyer for us! She was a great listener as we had to explain a crazy situation and a great person to aide us in legal advice and procedures! Melanie was very professional, but also had compassion and understanding for our situation that made it more comfortable! Hopefully, we won’t have to use her again in the future, but if needed we definitely will be reaching out to her again for help!
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Response from Melanie Haynes June 15, 2020
Thank you for the great review!
Posted by Monica | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Melanie was calm and collected, smart and kind, fair but tough. She helped me keep my cool in a contentious meeting with my ex and his lawyer, at the same time as she advocated (successfully) for my children and me. Easy to get in touch with, did a wonderful job explaining what was happening and what I could expect. Somehow laid back and personable while also professional.
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Response from Melanie Haynes June 15, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Cathy | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only person I would trust!
I hired Melanie based on a recommendation from one of her colleagues. I could not have had a better attorney! My divorce became a very long, drawn out and frankly a very ugly affair ending in a trial. Melanie was the perfect mixture of professional, confidant, and counselor throughout the entire situation. She was able to help me see the big picture and not get bogged down in the emotions. She did everything she could to keep us out of a trial but when it got to that point, I was glad I had her on my side. Melanie shines in a courtroom! I was confident in the way she prepared me, the trial outline and her performance always made sure my best interests were represented. She never missed a deadline and was very responsive. I never felt rushed and truly felt like I was her only client, even though that was far from the truth. I hope that none of my friends need her services, but if they find themselves in the position of needing a divorce attorney, there is no one else I would recommend.
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Response from Melanie Haynes July 8, 2019
Thank you so much for the great review; you were a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Jeff | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Network Engineer
Melanie was able to settle our case for much less than we initially thought but more importantly she gave us peace of mind and resolved an issue that had been ongoing over several years and had finally brought clear and final closure to it!!! Thanks so much Melanie for the peace of mind!!!!
Response from Melanie Haynes October 16, 2018
I'm so happy it worked out the way we wanted!
Posted by Jake | July 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING
She was great to work with! She knows her stuff and makes you feel comfortable by getting to know you as well. She was always on top of things and gets the job done! DEFINITELY WORTH IT!
Response from Melanie Haynes July 11, 2018
Thanks for the great review!!
Posted by Matt | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ex on meth/Drugs
I contacted Melanie & she was a Angel from the first phone call. Told her I had good reason that my Ex was doing drugs in the same house as my daughter. She waisted no time for us to meet & we were in front of a judge quickly. It has been a venture & some ups & downs but Melanie has went above & beyond since the first day. I can happily say, My daughter lives with me now. Melanie is just a Awesome lady that will listen & get the job done!! I would give her 10 STARS if possible!!!
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Response from Melanie Haynes July 4, 2018
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I love the 10 star comment, lol!
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent trial attorney
Melanie was recommended to me by an attorney I trusted, and I'm very thankful I found her! I had a high conflict custody dispute, which resulted in a multi-day trial. She is an extremely good trial attorney and was able to secure the outcome we were asking for. Thought the process, she was available when I needed her and always took the time to explain things and answer my many questions. She is highly respected among her peers and I definitely recommend her!
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Response from Melanie Haynes July 4, 2018
This was a very difficult case, but well worth the effort! Thanks so much for the recommendation!
Posted by Milisa | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Melanie Haynes is one of a kind!
Melanie is amazing! She is a professional all the way! She took the time to truly listen. She made sure that I understood every step in the process of my divorce and that I understood and agreed with the decisions we made. Melanie is the first person I recommend to anyone who asks if “I know a good lawyer”. Thank you for everything Melanie!
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Response from Melanie Haynes July 3, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words and I truly appreciate the referrals!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Haynes Law Firm LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gilby & Haynes Law Firm, LLP
  • 2005 - 2015

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Studies
  • Family Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melanie is a very diligent and thoughtful family lawyer. She has the ability to navigate complex matters with skill and tact. She knows when to be firm and when to take a more relaxed approach, so as to not inflame an already emotional situation."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melanie is an excellent attorney. Her attention to detail and proven litigation skills provide her clients with superior results. She is savvy. She enjoys a great reputation with both judges and fellow attorneys. I recommend Melanie without reservation. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation

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Overland Park Divorce and separation Lawyer Melanie Ann Haynes
Melanie Ann Haynes
Divorce and separation Attorney
Overland Park, KS
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation