Melinda O'Dell

Melinda O'Dell

The Law Office of Melinda O'Dell strives for one thing - divorce with dignity.

Firm Overview

Couples end their marriages for many reasons. But, whatever the reason, divorce does not need to be highly contentious. When a marriage ends, it is always best for the individuals (and the children) that issues be resolved civilly and respectfully. Melinda O'Dell's focus is helping families find their way through a difficult and emotional life change. At the Law Office of Melinda O'Dell, we recognize that divorce means change. Sometimes that change is for the better, or that change can be unexpected and unpleasant. We assist our clients through this time of change by defining their goals and then finding the tools to help them reach those goals. Melinda O'Dell handles complex and difficult matters by combining her strong knowledge of family law and her devotion to a positive outcome for her clients and their families. We help clients who have been turned away by other attorneys who believed that they did not have a case or that their case was too difficult to handle. We understand the serious nature of your case, and we treat your issues with the privacy and attention they deserve. Experienced Indiana Family Law Lawyer Unlike other law firms in the Indianapolis area, the Law Office of Melinda O'Dell deals exclusively with family law. Melinda O'Dell is a Certified Family Law Specialist in Indiana, and she assists clients with a variety of issues, including the following: -Divorce -Child custody and visitation -Child support -Paternity -Modification of prior orders -Relocation -Adoptions -Guardianships -Protective orders -Appeals We understand that the court intervention into your family's lives can have repercussions far beyond the court's order. Before going to trial, Melinda O'Dell makes every effort to resolve cases through settlement or mediation. Keeping in mind each client's perspective and goals, Melinda O'Dell and her staff consider the impact of the case on the client's long-term future and their family.. If going to trial becomes necessary, Melinda O'Dell has extensive experience in contested trials and hearings, and she is driven to achieve positive results that meet her client's goals. Contact Us for Compassionate Support and Assistance When you are ready to tackle a difficult family law issue in your life, or when another party has brought a legal action affecting your family, the Law Office of Melinda O'Dell is here to help. Call us at 317-834-9800 or contact us online to arrange for a private, confidential consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
2680 E. Main St., Suite 102

Plainfield IN 46168


(317) 834-9800


(317) 834-9804


Office Information


Melinda O'Dell represents families in Indiana in both contested and uncontested divorces, and she tailors her approach around each client's individual needs.

When it is time to dissolve your marriage, she explains the laws related to custody, support and the division of property and debt. She helps assemble the facts needed to determine the best course of action for you. This includes the most effective solutions to address the financial repercussions of divorce and the best way to positively co-parent with your former spouse.

Melinda O'Dell

Melinda O'Dell

For more than 20 years, Melinda O'Dell's law practice has represented clients in the Indianapolis area in a wide variety of divorce cases and other family law matters. Using her years of experience practicing family law, Melinda O'Dell has helped her clients achieve one important goal - divorce with dignity. Whether it is in mediation or litigation, Melinda O'Dell has the skills to advocate for the protection of your rights and interests.

Melinda O'Dell has been practicing family law for more than 20 years and has had her own practice for more than fifteen years. She is admitted to practice in Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the U.S. Supreme Court. Melinda graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biology and received her J.D. from Indiana University School of LawIndianapolis in 1994.

Her areas of practice include:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Modification of prior orders
-Protective orders

Melinda is an Indiana State Bar Association Certified Family Law Specialist. She has additional training and education in collaborative law, as a guardian ad litem (child advocate) and as a parent coordinator. She is a member of the Indiana, Morgan County and Indianapolis Bar Associations.

Melinda provides volunteer mediation services for the Morgan County courts and she is involved in the Practice Management Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. She also is a member of the Kiwanis Club, and she actively supports local children's sports programs.


Indiana University School of Law
Juris Doctorate,

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