Melanie K. Reichert joined the Family Law Group at Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. in August 2004. With training in mediation and collaborative law (“no court divorce”), she emphasizes making every effort to resolve family conflict during divorce without costly and devastating litigation. However, she is also an experienced family law litigator who frequently assists clients in hearings addressing complicated custody matters, jurisdictional issues, child and spousal support, allegations of child abuse or neglect, allegations of domestic violence, and property distribution. Melanie helps children find permanency by assisting their foster parents, relatives or step-parents in completing adoptions. She also helps individuals attempt to avoid future conflict by drafting premarital agreements, wills, simple trusts, and other basic estate documents. Melanie advocates for children as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem and a private Guardian ad Litem.
Prior to joining Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C., Melanie K. Reichert was a partner at an Indianapolis law firm and served as a part-time judicial officer in Marion County Circuit Court, paternity division. She is married with three children.
Professional Associations and Distinctions
Indianapolis Bar Association
Co-Chair, Bench Bar Steering Committee, 2014
Bench Bar Steering Committee, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019
Sunset Committee, 2011
Chair, Family Law Section, 2009
Chair-elect, Family Law Section, 2008
Secretary, Family Law Section, 2007
Bar Leader Series, 2009
Family Law Section, Member
Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Committee, 2018; Chair 2019
Indianapolis Bar Foundation
Board of Directors, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017, 2018, Counsel to the Board 2019