Firm Overview

Omaha, Nebraska, Family Law Attorneys

Firm history

The members of the firm began practice together in 1994 under the
law firm known as Cohen Vacanti Higgins Shattuck. Attorneys Chris
Vacanti and Kelly Shattuck have formed a new firm now known as Vacanti
Shattuck and retain most of our previous legal staff and our associate
attorney, Anita Mayo.

Our exclusive focus on family law

Experience and depth of knowledge make a world of difference in the
quality of service a lawyer is able to provide to a client going
through a divorce or custody proceeding. Since 1994, our attorneys have focused exclusively on family law.
Limiting our practice in this way allows us to provide our clients the
most effective representation. Our practice involves issues related to
divorce, including division of property, alimony, child support and

Active members in Nebraska's legal and civic communities

Our attorneys
are active in the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Family Law
Section of the Bar Association. Christopher Vacanti was chair of the
Family Law section in 2007 and 2008 and Kelly Shattuck was an executive
member of the family Law section in 2005 and 2006. They have both been
members of the State Bar Executive Committee for Family Law, and all
our attorneys have served as presenters in family law workshops for
members of Nebraska's legal community. Members of the firm have been
regular guests on Omaha radio and television programs, including the
Todd N Tyler Morning Show on Z92.

Serving mothers, fathers, husbands and wives

Our clients include mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, parents who
have never been married, married persons seeking divorce and couples
preparing for marriage. Since our firm's early years, our attorneys
have been strong advocates for the rights of parents and children, and
were instrumental in resolving traditional inequities in family law. As
a result, they became known to many as the Nebraska fathers' rights lawyers.

Free case review

If you are in the process of selecting a family law attorney or have a question about our practice, we invite you to e-mail us
or telephone our office at 402.345.7600. One of our lawyers will reply
to your e-mail or take your call and, at no charge, provide a brief
case review. If you are interested in our services after that review,
we will arrange an in-office consultation.

Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Families in Transition

Main Office

2051 Harney Street
Omaha NE 68102





Kelly Shattuck

Vacanti Shattuck

Education:University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1994J.D.University of South Dakota, 1991B.S.


University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1994

University of South Dakota, 1991
Major:  Economics
Major:  CJ



Representative Cases:
Boamah-Wiafe v. Rushleigh, (   )
Heistand v. Heistand, (   )
Malik v. Malik, (   )
Shriner v. Shriner v. Moore, (   )
Sullivan v. Niels, (   )
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Nebraska Bar Association

Nebraska Bar Association Family Law Section, 2005 - 2006
Executive Committee Member

Nebraska Bar Association Family Law Section

American Bar Association

American Bar Association
Family Law Section Member

American Bar Association
Dispute Resolution Section Member

American Bar Association
Committee Member - International Law

American Bar Association
Committee Member - Reproduction & Genetic Technologies

American Bar Association
Committee Member - Custody

Nebraska Bar Association
Volunteer Attorney - Referral Program


People to People Law Program to China, 2006


Bar Number: Law
Nebraska, 1994


Juris Doctor, 1994

Kelly Shattuck

Vacanti Shattuck

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