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Kelly T. Shattuck

Divorce and separation Attorney at Omaha, NE

4.2   15 reviews

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About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%

  2. Family
    30%
    Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support etc....

    29 years, 1,327 cases

  3. Child custody
    20%

  4. Alimony
    10%

  5. Child support
    10%

Licensed for 28 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/19/2022

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

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Kelly T. Shattuck
2051 Harney St
Omaha, NE, 68102-2303

Reviews

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Posted by Ross | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MILITARY MEMBERS! Kelly helped me do the impossible!
When I hired Kelly in early 2018, my life had collapsed. I am an active duty military officer and while I was out of town for a few months in Alabama, out of nowhere my wife at the time filed Domestic and Child Abuse charges against me. I hadn’t seen her or my daughter in over a month, and all of a sudden there were restraining orders against me and I was under several investigations. She was trying to get my daughter taken from me and destroy my career and life and put me behind bars. As the military investigation concluded, the investigators began to realize that it was all a hoax, and that she was lying about a number of things. The day they cleared me was the day I found out that she was having an affair with one of her students married parents who also was a fugitive from the law. I spoke with lawyers in the military and they recommended that I hire Kelly. Kelly defended me from her bogus allegations and once we discovered the affair, we immediately filed for divorce and custody. My time in Alabama was up, and I had to move to Texas, but she still wouldn’t let me see our daughter as she was keeping her in Nebraska. It took almost 4 months, but with Kelly’s help, we proved that my ex was lying. I got my daughter 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. For the next year, I travelled tens of thousands of miles between Texas and Nebraska to get my daughter and bring her back. It was said that what I was doing as a military parent was impossible. That I could never win this case, do all this travel and get custody. As our trial began I moved to California. At trial, Kelly demolished the opposing counsel's arguments. He surgically attacked my ex and exposed her for the incredibly dangerous person she is to everyone around her, but most importantly our daughter. He also used one of his other landmark case law cases and Nebraska law to debunk her and her attorney’s attacks on the military. Kelly proved at Court that military parents deserve to be treated fairly under the law, and the state of Nebraska listened. 6 months later, the decree was issued. We won. My daughter was coming to California full time. My ex immediately filed multiple challenges. Kelly beat her every time. She filed an Appeal with the state. Kelly beat her and her new high powered attorney. It has been a long and grueling 3 years, but having Kelly in my corner saved me and most importantly, my daughter. Since this happened, my ex has been arrested and continued to engage in dangerous behavior. I can’t imagine where we would be without him and his team. I know a lot of this sounds mushy, but it is all true. My case was a nightmare that unfortunately had many dark and sad turns. Kelly navigated me through the worst time in my life, and he brought my daughter home to me. If you are military, please know that Kelly now has won 2 major cases in support of military members at the state level! He knows what he’s doing and he wants to help us and he’s proven that he can. Don’t give up just because you’re military! Call Kelly and ask him about the cases he’s won for us. You’re not alone, we’ve fought, and Kelly will help you fight!
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Posted by Amber | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always helpful
After retaining a different lawyer who mishandled my case, I retained Kelly and he was able to rectify the situation. I have used him as my attorney for 7 years now for different issues that have arisen in my very ugly and complicated divorce. The process was difficult but Kelly never sugar coated anything and ensured I knew the realistic outcomes. We achieved each one in court. Although his rates increased, his ability to handle my case made me confident that is was money well spent.
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Posted by Amy | March 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Kelly Shattuck to handle my divorce and I was requesting to move out of the state of Nebraska with my kids. I had interviewed several other attorneys before deciding upon Kelly because I felt he knew the low and provided a road map of exactly what needed to be done in my case to be successful. He did not sugar coat the process to get my business like a few of the other attorneys did I had interviewed and that impressed me. He always kept me informed of the developments in my case and he did what he said he was going to do. The process was not quick as we went through extensive discovery, but there was a purpose to everything. I was equally impressed with his staff who were genuinely interested in my case and my success. Mr. Shattuck and his staff had me and my witnesses prepared for trial along with all the necessary documents. He was very professional and I can't say enough how impressed I was at trial. I would highly recommend Mr. Shattuck and his firm to anyone going through a divorce or other family law matter.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Results
I strongly recommend Mr Kelly Shattuck. He is very professional and an outstanding attorney and helped me with a complicated legal problem. He was always just a click away, and was always available via internet and phone calls.. I lived in the West Coast, and he was able to complete my case with great results and I didn’t have to return to Nebraska once.
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Posted by Natalie | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child relocation case
We used Kelly last year when I wanted to relocate my daughter and myself to Iowa from Nebraska. He was amazing and very professional in trial. Needless to say we won our case. Very pleased and would recommend him to anyone !!!
Posted by Donna | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Kelly represented my son in a recent case. He was very professional and on the day of trial, he covered every aspect of the case in order for the judge to have a clear understanding of everything that had gone on. I was very impressed and I would not hesitate to hire him for myself if I ever need representation. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Brian | February 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
No issues here
I could not be more pleased with the level of service and professionalism I received from Kelly Shattuck. This is the 2nd time I’ve had to use his services and I have not been let down. Kelly is thorough, professional and knows what he’s doing! In the court room, he is exact, to the point and gets the job done. I hope I never have to talk to him again (haha) but should I need an attorney, he is my first call. Thank you Kelly!
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Posted by Shaun | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Modification
I had to utilize Kelly’s services twice in the past few years; Once for a divorce and once for a modification. I had a positive and successful experience with both. Kelly was able to guide me through the process both times and was not only receptive to what my end goals were, but ultimately achieved those goals for me in both instances. He is an extremely capable and competent attorney, and while I hope to never need his services again, should a situation arise, I would hire him again without a second thought.
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Posted by Aaron | February 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A strong attorney - looking out for father's and their children
Kelly currently represents me for a custody case regarding my children - due to the nature of the case and it not being finalized yet, I'm not going to comment about it, what I can say about Kelly is that he continues to be veracious in court and a isn't afraid to back down from a fight. He's determined to win the right way and ensuring the client's interests are being looked out for. I would strongly recommend Kelly to any of my friends or, strangers, going through custody battle as this isn't his first rodeo. Kelly has continued going to bat for me and winning the small "battles" hearings that we've attended thus far until we get to court. If you're looking for a strong family practice/divorce/custody attorney Vacanti/Shattuck is the firm you should be contacting. Vacanti Shattuck are the kinds of attorney's you want to have around but never need to use, rather than not having them and really needing them. If you have any kind of issues that are going on don't hesitate to contact Vacanti Shattuck - they will fight for you, as they've continued fighting for me
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Posted by Bryan | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
Kelly listened to me and was able to present all of the evidence in court that helped me win my case. I would highly recommend.
Posted by David | July 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kelly saved me froma terrible ex and a even worse first attorney
I found myself in a terrible situation. My ex wife was cheating on me and lieing to me not honoring our marriage. I tollerated till it started to affect the kids. I had to man up and divorce her. Hired a friend of a friend's attorney and filed. She left didn't let me see the kids and my first attorney made such a mess it wasn't looking good for me to get joint custody. Then out of desperation and firing my first attorney I was calling around to try to find anouther attorney. Kelly was the only one that spoke with me over the phone before receiving payments. He made me feel at ease I thus hired him. After that life changed he straitened out the mess my previous attorney made and before I knew it we were in the driver's seat. He fought hard for my finances and my reputation as a father. The results were clear!!! He won me my boy. Joint 5050 no child support no allimony no paying for her attorney. I can not thank Kelly enough. When my life was in shambles he came in and saved the day and many days after!!! Kelly if you read this it's been a couple of years but I wanted to say thank you. The impact you've had on my life was imeasurable and rarely do I feel thankful for having my son do I not think of you!!! Your a Damn fine attorney and man!!
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Posted by Sandra | June 17, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Shattuck is the best family law attorney available and I would highly recommend him to anyone going through a divorce or custody case. He has a complete command of the law and once he heard my facts, he was able to explain exactly what needed to be done to accomplish my goals. He didn't sugar coat the process to get my business. He maintained communications throughout the process and sent me copies of everything including monthly statements showing everything done on my case. If I had questions, he was always willing to call or email me back with the answers. In court he was excellent especially in his cross examination where he really pointed out the weakness of the other attorney's case and where I felt made the difference. He was direct and tried to present the materials to the judge in a simple matter that I also thought helped. His staff was always professional and very helpful. In the end, Mr. Shattuck was able to accomplish my goals. I won custody and the financials came out as he had explained they would during or initial meeting.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Worthless... Our money down the drain for literally NOTHING.
We hired Kelly in a matter that he did not inform us was out of his expertise. He made one court appearance and literally did nothing to help us. To say he was "worthless" as an attorney for us would be incorrect because we are now in the hole. He was paid roughly $10,000 and is SUING us for another $2k. The outfit he uses for his collections are just what you'd expect, too: Rude and condescending. To say I regret calling him now is an understatement. My family was financially ruined in the last year, and while we are trying to figure out how to feed our family, Kelly Shattuck sent a debt collector after us to pay him an additional $2000 on top of the $10K he got for ZERO results. The best (or worst) part is that he went after us WHILE we were still in court for what HE DID NOT TAKE CARE OF. That's right. Before even six months had passed - and after he was paid $10K - and after he expressly told me we could work out a payment arrangement, he SUED US. So, do what you want. Hire Mr. Shattuck. Maybe it will work out great for you. For us, though, I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to feed my kids while his collection agency is threatening me with court over $2000.
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Posted by Jennifer | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will spend a lot of money and get zero results
He charged me over 10x what he initially thought. I ended up having to go with another attorney. She finished my case and cost me significantly less than Kelly. I had more contact with his para (who costs the same amount per hour as he does). He did not seem to know the details of my case. My divorce took my over a year and a half. Do not use this lawyer.
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Posted by Frank | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst Attorney for Child Custody EVER!!
My son and I hired Kelly to help him regain custody of his kids. In over two years he has failed to do ANYTHING to advance my son's case. Yesterday was the worst - my son and his wife spent months to create a forensic timeline, complete with supporting emails, texts, and audio/video files completely cross-referenced with notes, which Kelly did not reference a single time. In addition, the counselor for my grandkids was supposed to testify at this hearing but Kelly FORGOT to subpoena him!! Kelly did not refute (by cross examination) the testimony of my son's ex-girlfriend (kids' mom) even though my son was whispering to Kelly that she was lying and he had the emails in hand to prove it. Kelly told him to shut up so he could listen! I was helping my son pay his legal bills, and have ponied up well over $6000 in this year alone, but Shattuck will not get another penny from me after his sophomoric showing in court. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD)
  • 1994
  • The University of South Dakota
  • BS,
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Shandera v. Shultz A-14-001158
  • Successful at trial and the appeal.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Omaha Divorce and separation Lawyer Kelly T. Shattuck
Kelly T. Shattuck
Divorce and separation Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 28 years