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Melanie Ann Haynes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Overland Park, KS

5.0   36 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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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

    22 years, 500 cases

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

    22 years, 150 cases

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

    22 years, 150 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Paternity

    22 years, 100 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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2018
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2018

Location

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

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Troy | February 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You definitely want her on your side
Melanie Haynes went above and beyond in defending me in my case. She took the time to learn about me and my specific situation to offer an in depth, personalized service that far exceeded my expectations. She was very thorough and knowledgeable. Communication was exceptional, she made sure to confirm every decision with me beforehand and ensure I understood and agreed. She knows what she is doing and doesn't waste time and in the end, saved me months of time and thousands of dollars.
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Response from Melanie Haynes February 4, 2024
Thank you so much for the fabulous review! I really appreciate you as a client and I'm so glad we were able to get this worked out amicably. I wish you and your family the best going forward.
Posted by Becky | December 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous!
I could not have asked for better representation than Melanie. She was patient and thorough and helped me to understand my options. She was always available to answer my questions and responded to my messages in a very timely manner. And on top of all of that she was a comforting presence while going through an emotional time. Would highly recommend.
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Response from Melanie Haynes December 8, 2023
It was my pleasure helping you through the process. Thank you so much for the awesome review!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Melanie was very thorough in explaining all of my options to me and assisting me through the process. She was quick to respond to emails, phone calls, etc as well as quick in sharing information with my spouses attorney. We had everything finalized in a little over 60 days and were very happy about that!
Response from Melanie Haynes May 16, 2023
Thank you very much for the review! I was very happy that we were able to get the case wrapped up so quickly!
Posted by Amanda | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
She was very easy to work with, listened to my concerns and helped in any way possible. She was also on top of her game when it came to getting things filed and getting the ball rolling. She was quick to communicate with my ex's lawyer, and persistent when that was not reciprocated at times. Definitely happy with how things turned out and her efficiency.
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Response from Melanie Haynes May 16, 2023
Thank you so much for great review! Sometimes working with other attorneys can be difficult when they aren't responsive, but I'm very glad it went in your favor in the end! I wish you the best!
Posted by Paul | April 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommend!
Melanie did an excellent job on all fronts for my divorce. She explained the process, and her communication and council were very informative and helpful with the process and procedures. Her experience in law enforcement and as a pro tem judge was very valuable. In addition, she handled the finances and division with ease.
Response from Melanie Haynes May 16, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Although your case was complicated, I really appreciated how responsive and receptive you were to my advice.
Posted by Keith | April 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!
You could not ask for a better lawyer to represent you. Melanie, took the time to explain the process and made sure I understood all of my options. She would provide her recommendations, but more importantly, took time to listen to me and my situation. She was always available and responded to all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Melanie to anyone needing help during a difficult times/situations they are going through. She listens to you and is very supportive of you through the process. I have already told my friends how much I appreciated her support and expert advice during my process. She is great communicator in terms you can understand and takes time to explain things more than once to ensure you understand if needed. I cannot express enough my gratitude to Melanie for her help. You do not have to look any further for a lawyer that will be on your side and help you through the process.
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Response from Melanie Haynes April 25, 2023
Thank you so much for the excellent review! I truly appreciate your feedback and it means a lot to me to know you felt supported and heard. I wish you the best!
Posted by Daniel | January 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Melanie Haynes Review
I retained Melanie to represent me through my divorce, which involved a somewhat complex Property Settlement Agreement. Melanie was extremely accommodating and considerate of my concerns, and continuously worked to ensure that all of the property was correctly settled. Melanie was also very thorough in providing communication to all parties involved, and keeping me in the loop throughout. I would have no reservation recommending Melanie to anyone going through a similar situation, and would turn to her for any further legal representation needs.
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Response from Melanie Haynes February 27, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! I'm thrilled with how things turned out for you!
Posted by Bridgett | January 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Choice
Melanie is fantastic! I have a lot of social anxiety and was very scared to take the necessary first steps. However from our first meeting, she explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. Getting a divorce can be intimidating, but it was less so with her by my side to help get through it. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney don't be afraid to take that first step with Melanie.
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Response from Melanie Haynes January 3, 2023
Thank you so much for the five-star review! I was so happy to be able to help you and wish you the best!
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!
Response from Melanie Haynes November 7, 2022
Thank you so much for taking time to leave me a review! I really appreciate you and wish you the best.
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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Response from Melanie Haynes July 26, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; you were very easy to assist and I'm happy with how things worked out!
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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Response from Melanie Haynes July 18, 2022
Thank you for the fantastic review; I am very happy with your results!
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!!
Response from Melanie Haynes July 12, 2022
I absolutely wish you the best and appreciate you taking time to write a review!
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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Response from Melanie Haynes June 1, 2022
Thank you so much for the five-star review! It means so much to me that you'd take time to do this.
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.
Response from Melanie Haynes April 24, 2022
Thank you for the great review! I wish you the best!
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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Response from Melanie Haynes April 24, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Things worked out the way they should have and I'm very happy about that!
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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Response from Melanie Haynes December 3, 2021
Thank you so much for the great review! I've been really impressed with you and I'm very happy with the results we received.
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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Response from Melanie Haynes August 30, 2021
Thank you so much for the awesome review; it really means a lot to me!
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.
Response from Melanie Haynes August 13, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words; it is always a pleasure working with you.
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!
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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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Melanie
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 19 years
Free Consultation