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Melissa Dawn Richards

Divorce and separation Attorney at Manhattan, KS

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2012
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About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I have experience with divorce, military divorce, child support, child custody, maintenance, division of property and debts, post-divorce matters and appeals.

    12 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

    12 years

  3. Family
    Other family law issues such as Protection from Abuse, Protection from Stalking and adoption.

    12 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    Evictions, recovery of judgment and other landlord & tenant issues.

    12 years

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Ms. Richards joined Weary Davis in January, 2015. While in law school Ms. Richards completed an externship with the Riley County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Richards began practicing in 2012 and has experience handling civil and criminal matters including domestic relations, bankruptcy, criminal defense, appellate practice, real estate, landlord/tenant, personal injury, and collections. Ms. Richards’ domestic relations experience includes; divorces involving members of the military, child custody, child support, paternity, Protection from Abuse, Protection from Stalking, the division of farm assets in divorce, step-parent adoption, post-divorce litigation and appellate practice.


Ms. Richards was raised in Coffeyville, KS. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, magna cum laude from Kaplan University in 2006. Before attending law school Ms. Richards worked in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Richards attended the Washburn University School of Law, where she graduated with Dean’s Honors in 2012. She was the Secretary of the Women’s Legal Forum and a member of the Women’s Attorney Association of Topeka. Ms. Richards resides in Manhattan with her husband Jason and three daughters.


MHK Dispute Resolution Services, LC
315 Houston Street
Suite C
Manhattan, KS, 66502


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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
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Melissa Richards
Melissa is a very personal attorney, she is helpful, and never left me in the dark. She communicates effectively, listens and she understands the stress involved in family/domestic law. Her fees are fair, and competitive.
Posted by Nikia | June 10, 2015
I was extremely satisfied with attorney services provided by Melissa Richards. She consistently went above and beyond to ensure clear communication and understanding. Further, her preparation and responses were impeccable. I would rovide a glowing recommendation for services and advice received.
Posted by Lisa | June 9, 2015
Great Attorney!
Melissa is a great attorney! She is very personable and friendly and gets the job done. She is very professional in court and very knowledgeable in the areas she practices. She is efficient with communications and lets you know what is going on with your case. She has helped us with a child custody/child support case and we highly recommend her!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Brenda J. Bell, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2015


  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kansas Court of Appeals


  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Riley County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Women's Legal Forum
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Women's Attorney Association of Topeka
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dawson Scholarship
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's Honors
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • 2012

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Manhattan Divorce and separation Lawyer Melissa Dawn Richards
Melissa Dawn Richards
Divorce and separation Attorney
Manhattan, KS
Licensed for 11 years