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Nissa M. Ricafort


Nissa Ricafort | Experienced Indianapolis Family Lawyer

Nissa Ricafort is one of the three founding partners of Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. As an experienced Indianapolis family law attorney, Nissa has assisted families through difficult transitions, including high-conflict custody proceedingsinternational custody disputescomplicated marital estate divisionschild support disputes, and paternity matters. She also has represented parents in child abuse and neglect (CHINS) actions, has worked with both birth parents and adoptive families in adoption proceedings, and has assisted clients with grandparent visitation issues, protective orders, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and estate planning documents. Her practice philosophy is to achieve the best result for her client while minimizing both emotional and financial expense. She has successfully resolved domestic relations matters through mediation and the use of parenting coordinators, but also has successfully tried numerous cases in many county courts in central Indiana. Nissa also serves as a Parenting Coordinator and as a private Guardian ad Litem.

Prior to founding the Indianapolis law firm of Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. in 2002, Nissa Ricafort worked as an associate at a full service law firm and also served as law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Professional Associations and Distinctions

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Board of Managers, President-Elect, 2016
    • Board of Managers, First Vice President, 2015
    • Membership Committee Chair, 2015
    • Board of Managers, Vice President, 2014
    • Board of Managers, Vice President, 2013
    • Board of Managers, Secretary, 2010-12
    • Board of Managers, Member, 2008-2010
    • Pro Bono Committee Chair, 2009-2010
    • Bar Leader Series Graduate, 2006
    • Family law section member
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
    • Distinguished Fellow
  •  Indiana State Bar Association
    • Family law section member
  • American Bar Association
    • Family law section member
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court, 2002-2004
  • Executive Women International, Indianapolis Chapter, 2001-2006

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit


  • DePauw University, B.A., cum laude, 1994
  • Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, J.D., summa cum laude, 1999

Civic Organizations and Volunteerism

  • CUMNS Kids, Board Chair
  • Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates, Inc.
  • Guardian ad Litem, Kids Voice
  • AmericorpsVISTA Volunteer, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, 1995-96

Seminars & Speaking Events

  • Managing Client Relations, 2016
  • Updates Regarding Parenting Coordination in Indiana, 2015
  • Emancipation, Age 19:  Married or Not, Does it Matter, 2012
  • Parenting Coordination Overview, 2010
  • Parenting Coordinators and Social Workers as Expert Witnesses in Contested Custody Matters, 2009
  • Foreign Divorce/Marriage – Enforcement and Modification of Divorce and Custody Orders, 2009
  • Overview of Premarital Agreements Under Indiana Law, 2009
  • Till Death, Divorce or Deportation Do Us Part: When Immigration and Family Law Issues Intersect, 2009
  • Immigration Issues in Family Law, 2008
  • Adoption Law in Indiana, 2008
  • Adoption Law in Indiana, 2007
  • Adoption Law in Indiana, 2006
  • Family Law Developments, 2003
  • Family Law in Indiana, 2003
  • Indiana Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2003
  • Misconception Jeopardy, 2000

Published Cases

  • Weedman v. Smith, 892 NE2d 166 (2008), as Judge Pro Tem


  • Named 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Indiana SuperLawyers
  • Named 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Top 25 Women Attorneys Indiana SuperLawyers
  • Named 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021 Top 50 Indiana SuperLawyers
  • Named 2009 Rising Star Indiana SuperLawyers
  • 2009 President’s Award for Service to the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2009 Board of Directors’ Award for Contributions to the Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Advanced Strategies for Managing Parenting Coordination Cases, 2014
  • Parenting Coordination, 2008
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