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Award Winning, Nationally & Locally Recognized Fort Wayne Divorce and Family Attorneys Provide Trusted Counsel in Trying Times

Committed to guiding the people of Indiana through divorce, separation, child custody and other family law issues

As a legal team devoted exclusively to family law cases at Shilts Law Office, we take pride in offering families in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas the compassionate and committed counsel they deserve during difficult times. As seasoned attorneys, we embrace collaboration, knowing that negotiation and mediation offer the most affordable and least stressful means for settling your divorce and family law issues. However, if we do need to litigate your case, we are thoroughly prepared to fight for your best interests in court — and win.

What sets Shilts Law Office apart from other Fort Wayne family law firms

Our legal team, led by a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist and state-registered family law mediator, has both the breadth and depth of experience to guide you through your divorce and family law matters. We ensure that your divorce, child custody and parenting time, spousal and child support, and asset division matters, among others, are resolved as amicably and efficiently as possible.

Although attorney Perry D. Shilts has been practicing law for more than 37 years now, he still takes pleasure in his work, which is focused solely on divorce. He is proud to be able to help good people get through difficult times. Mr. Shilts is board-certified in family law, has held leadership positions in the Indiana State Bar Association, is a sought-after speaker on a number of family law topics both locally and statewide, and has received many accolades for his legal skills.

Attorney Michael A. Setlak, a partner at our firm, has more than 12 years of litigation experience. He is dedicated to the practice of family law, and he focuses on helping his clients work toward successful agreements.

Katherine Ridenour is an associate attorney at our firm. She brings a wealth of knowledge about both family law and business law while having the dedication to give her clients the highest level of service possible.

Shilts Law Office Offers:

  • Substantial credentials — Attorney Perry D. Shilts is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®, an Indiana Super Lawyer and a registered family law mediator. He has also been designated nationally as “Superb” by Avvo each year since 2013 and as a Top Divorce Lawyer in Fort Wayne in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Attorney Michael A. Setlak has been designated as “Superb” by Avvo, as a Top Lawyer in Fort Wayne in 2014 and 2015, and BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  He is also a registered family law mediator and an arbitrator with the Allen County Circuit Court.
  • A collaborative approach — As your advocates, we are committed to educating you on the legal process involved in your case and ensuring you understand the Indiana laws that govern it. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make sound, workable decisions that resolve your family matter as quickly and painlessly as possible and that allow you to move forward with your life.
  • Exceptional commitment to client success — We work with you to set realistic expectations, keep you involved in your legal process, and guide you toward making the best decisions not only about how your divorce case proceeds but also about how the next years of your life are going to unfold.

Experienced and compassionate family law services

With our team of attorneys who focus solely on divorce and family law, we offer a distinct advantage in guiding you through settlements or fighting for your rights in court to protect your interests and those of your loved ones in the following areas:

How we guide you toward building a brighter future

At Shilts Law Office, we know that every divorce or family law matter is different, each with its own set of circumstances and unique concerns. As family law attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience, we also know that a generic and detached approach cannot effectively address the complex and emotionally charged issues inherent in family law. This is why we work closely with you, listening to your needs, advising you based on your individual situation, and keeping you deeply involved in the legal process.

While we provide you with information, advice and advocacy, the decisions in your case are ultimately yours — they chart the course of your life and affect the lives of those you love for years to come. With our help, divorce and other family law issues need not be seen as an ending but rather as a beginning, full of promise.

Contact an established and respected Fort Wayne family law firm

Our attorneys at Shilts Law Office have over 50 years of combined experience representing families in routine, uncontested, highly contested, or complex family law disputes. As a boutique law firm, we exclusively handle divorce, child custody, child support and other family law matters for good people who are seeking relief and for good people defending against overreaching or improper relief, and we work closely with you before, during and even after your case has ended. Our office is conveniently located in suburban Fort Wayne by the Parkview YMCA off Dupont Rd, and we offer half-hour initial consultations for a nominal fee. Call us today at 260-489-0700 or contact us online to schedule an initial meeting with one of our attorneys.