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Eric N. Engebretson

Indianapolis family law lawyer, Eric N. EngebretsonEric N. Engebretson is a lifelong Indiana resident, and has practiced his entire legal career in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities since 2001.  He has a general civil practice concentrating in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, probate, and estate planning, and also represents business clients in connection with various business transactions and general litigation.  While people are often hesitant to contact an attorney for any kind of legal assistance, Eric takes great pride in assisting his clients with their various legal needs and in helping them come up with common sense solutions to what can be complicated or stressful problems.

Eric is an active member of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Associations, and has served in a variety of leadership positions, including as Vice President of the IndyBar Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals and currently serves as its Vice President.  He is a regular CLE presenter regarding topics related to family law and bankruptcy.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various activities related to his children and his church.

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Bar Admissions

  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Northern District


  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN
    J.D., May 2001
  • Hanover College, Hanover, IN
    B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, June 1998

Civic Organizations and Volunteerism

  • Member, Indianapolis (IBA) and Indiana State Bar Associations (ISBA)
  • Board Member, Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (CIACP), 2018-Present
  • Vice-President, IBA Board of Directors, 2017 & 2018
  • Chair, IBA Bench Bar Planning Committee, 2017
  • At-Large Member, IBA Board of Directors, 2015 & 2016
  • Member, Executive Committee, IBA-Family Law Section, 2005-2013
  • Chair, Executive Committee, IBA-Family Law Section, 2012
  • Member, IBA-Legal Services Advisory Committee, 2009-2013
  • Chair, IBA-Legal Services Advisory Committee, 2013
  • Member, IBA-Membership Committee, 2014-2018
  • Member, IBA-Nominating Committee, 2015
  • Past Member, IndianaDocs Committee, ISBA
  • Member, Sagamore American Inn of Court, 2007-2009
  • Regular Pro Bono Volunteer: Legal Line, IBA Low Asset Will Program, Marion County Superior Court Project, etc.
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, 2011-2016
  • Volunteer, YMCA/H.S.E. Sports Coach
  • Volunteer, Trinity Church

CLE Presentation/Publications

  • Bankruptcy and Your Family Law Case
    Indianapolis Bar Association, October 26, 2010
  • Intro to Family Law and Divorce – Division of Assets and Debts
    Indianapolis Bar Association, November 5, 2010
  • Advanced Family Law
    Indianapolis Bar Association, November 12, 2010
  • Consumer Bankruptcy from Start to Finish
    NBI, December 7, 2010
  • Bankruptcy: What does it have to do with me?
    Indiana Paralegal Association, May 26, 2011
  • When Two Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy and Family Law
    Indiana State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 4, 2011
  • Bankruptcy Basics Boot Camp
    NBI, April 10, 2012
  • Emancipated at 19: The Change in Child Support Statutes & the Effect on Your Family Law Case
    Indianapolis Bar Association, June 11, 2012
  • Top 9 Complications in Bankruptcy: Divorce Settlement Issues
    NBI, October 9, 2013
  • What the Trustee is Looking for in Your Chapter 7 or 13 Filing
    NBI, April 21, 2014
  • Tips to Help You Avoid or Prevent Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law Cases
    Indianapolis Bar Association, July 16, 2014
  • Challenges When Dividing Marital Estates in Collaborative Cases and Related Bankruptcy
    Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, October 8, 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce: Bankruptcy Impact on Property Division (Pre- and Post-Decree)
    NBI, December 10, 2015
  • The Essentials of Family Law: Bankruptcy Meets Family Law
    ICLEF, December 11, 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce: Bankruptcy (Ch. 7 & 13) Impact on Property Division
    NBI, October 14, 2016
  • Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice
    NBI, December 6, 2017
  • The Essentials of Family Law: Family Law and Bankruptcy 101
    ICLEF, August 23, 2018
  • 16th Annual Family Law Institute: Bankruptcy & Divorce–What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know
    ICLEF, October 25, 2018
  • Financial Considerations in Divorce
    ICLEF, June 11, 2019
  • Top 10 Virtual Depositions Dos and Don’ts
    Indianapolis Bar Association, June 11, 2020

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law (contested divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, paternity, modification, etc.)
  • Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & 13; creditor rights)
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Small Business Services (formation, contracts, liens, and related litigation)


  • Law & Politics Magazine, Indiana Super Lawyer, 2017-Present
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Indiana Rising Star, 2009-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating, 2014-Present
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series, Class VIII, 2010-2011
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