|Category:||Family Law Attorney|
|Address:||4259 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46227|
|Working:||8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM Closed Closed|
I sought Melissa out for my uncontested divorce with a flat rate. My ex and I worked out all the details. We needed a QDRO for our settlement which was an additional flat fee. A year after the divorce has been final I am still trying to get this done. Her office has submitted three versions to the plan that have been rejected due to clearly written requirements that the office did not follow. Each time, I was the one who had to find out why the order was rejected and get the ball rolling again to correct the mistake. I asked that they submit via fed-ex and offered to pay for it because one version was simply not received. I was promised they would by her paralegal, but it was likely not done because I asked for a tracking number and was never provided one. I asked them to verify the language with the plan before sending to the judge to sign and again this was not done. After each rejection, the office has not only been unresponsive to my concerns but has repeatedly giving me false information (promising they would call me back, send me documents, follow up). Most recently today, I was notified the QDRO was again rejected in June. The plan sent a letter to my attorney and it was returned. In July, Melissa Winkler-York assured me it was all taken care of and that she spoke to the contact at the plan. Today I spoke to the same contact and she said they still does not have the required documentation and the QDRO is not approved. I will be seeking a refund of the money paid for this QDRO as clearly this office in not competent to finalize. My divorce was smooth otherwise, but like I said my ex and I basically worked out all the information and just had the attorney complete paperwork. I would not recommend this office.
I let my son go to Indiana to visit his father on a temporary basis. After doing so, I received an Emergency Hearing notice for child custody from the father. I reside in California, and received the notice just one day before it was to be decided in an Indiana court. Needless to say, I was in a very tight spot and had to quickly retain a competent Indiana attorney who practiced Family Law and could represent my interests at that hearing, or I would lose my son. The minute I saw the website site for The Law Office of Melissa Winkler-York, LLC, I knew this was the firm. From the moment I placed the call, I received top-notch service. The receptionist, Danielle, was sympathetic to my plight (my son has special needs). She immediately checked the schedule, and as luck would have it, attorney Zach Phillips had a cancellation and agreed to take the case! I am happy to report that Zach got the job done! This morning, the judge said that my son would have to be returned to me immediately! Hiring Zach was the BEST decision I ever made! If you have legal troubles, I highly recommend Zach and The Law Office of Melissa Winkler-York, LLC. THANK YOU, ZACH! You were a lifesaver!
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know of my experience with Melissa Winkler-York and her team. Far too often, people are eager to write letters or make a phone call to complain, but I wanted to take the time to write to let you know that I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mrs. Winkler-York. Throughout my case she was always very quick to respond, made herself available during times that most would consider after hours and was always patient in explaining the status and details/developments of my case. Upon settlement of my case, I felt that it was extremely fair and that Mrs Winkler-York did everything in her power to ensure this process had truly been as smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step along the way, I was kept informed of the progress, promises were maintained, copies of communication between her office other parties were always sent to me. I could not have asked for more! I thank and commend Mrs. Winkler-York and her team for truly being For the People!!
I am a father who had become very frustrated in the past 10 years with lawyers who do not take time to consider that each case is unique. It is my belief that every case should be treated differently and not generalized into being just another custody case or whatever category it may fall into. Brooke knew all the right questions to ask and never made me feel like just another client. In times of need, she was responsive and thorough in answering all my questions. Brooke has a way of communicating that is very friendly but direct which instills confidence and eliminates any wasted time. I am especially impressed with her ability to foresee possible future issues and modify the plan of action to prevent them. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and I would not hesitate to recommend Brooke and her colleagues to friends and family.
Melissa has handled various matters for me in the past, including traffic tickets, defending a criminal case and a child custody modification. She always took the time to answer all of my questions and make sure I was comfortable with the process no matter what the case type. She is very knowledgeable in her fields and provides great insight on what to expect. She always made sure I was comfortable and satisfied with the outcome and I never had a problem getting a return call within a reasonable time when I had questions. I do and will continue to recommend Melissa as an attorney to people with legal troubles in her practice areas.
Melissa handled my divorce and child support issues/emancipation beyond what I would of ever thought would of happened being the non custodial parent. I am not the easiest client to deal with, yet Melissa and her staff handled me with total respect and professionalism throughout the entire process. After seeing her in court, I am glad she was on my side and not against me. She was very honest and upfront on the outcome to be expected. I could not be happier with the end result. If you have any doubts or questions on a family law attorney in Indianapolis, this will be your last stop if you want results.
Melissa is outstanding! She recently represented me during a very ugly custody battle. She was very upfront with everything she thought about the case and did not sugar coat anything. Her advice was always sound and she knows the system very well. She came highly recommended to me from my previous attorney after he stopped doing family law. And I would HIGHLY recommend Melissa to anyone looking for an excellent family law attorney.
My ex husband and I went to Melissa regarding an issue of child support. She was fair and honest. Supportive on both sides and very understanding. She helped us out tremendously. I would recommend Melissa to anyone. She is respectful, reasonably priced, returns phone calls and when you are done with your consultation you are not left with more questions than when you arrived. Melissa truly is an outstanding lawyer!!
Brooke is a great attorney! She is very prompt to answer calls and was able to answer all my questions, talk through my concerns, and made very good suggestions in regards to modifying my custody arrangements. It is evident that she cares about her clients. Having her in your corner is very comforting and she makes the process easy. I highly recommend Brooke to anyone, she is top notch!
I would highly recommend Melissa. She has handled my custody case for the last 10 years and has done an excellent job. She was able to get me custody of my daughter and has never failed me in any way. She does will in court, handles everything that comes up professionally and understands and deals with the conflicts well. I would suggest using her if your trying to decide on an attorney.
Melissa was absolutely fantastic with my custody case and more! She was able to answer all of my questions, walk me through everything, and was up to date on my case. Not only was she great, but her staff is extremely courteous and knowledgeable as well. Melissa will be the attorney I use for any legal issues I may have in the future!
Brooke is a great lawyer who should be commended for her hard work and results. She took the time to work with me (out of state) and help me reach my goals. Brooke is both professional and approachable, and made the law process easy to understand. I would recommend her to friends and family as a lawyer they can trust.
We highly recommend Melissa Winkler-York and all her wonderful staff. She took our difficult case and fought hard for us. We are very happy with the results of our case and we owe it all to the professionalism and talent of her oratory abilities in the court room. Thank you, thank you Melissa!
She is affordable, knowledgeable & she will work with you on payments! Melissa is a fantastic attorney that I would use again and recommend to my closest friend or family member! She won a case that no other attorney that I have used in the last 9yrs could win.
Melissa and her team are very helpful and friendly. They took care of legal paperwork we needed for our estate and family members. They were very professional and provided us with great advice. I highly recommend using their office for any of your legal needs.
Michelle Jennings Taylor
Melissa is a fair, respectful, hard working and caring lawyer. She was always willing to help, answer questions promptly and get what was best for all involved. Top notch lawyer that I would recommend to anyone looking for a down to earth reasonable lawyer!
My experience with Melissa and her office staff has been amazing. I am so glad that I found her and let her represent me. She is reasonably affordable and she takes the time to listen to all of your questions and gives insight. Thank you Melissa
I have worked with Melissa Winkler York since 2009 and she seems to be a very caring attorney. I have sent several people to her law office and have only heard good things about her. I highly recommend Melissa and her staff!
Melissa is a fantastic attorney I have recommended her to several people who is searching for a good attorney I highly recommend Melissa I had my reservations about attorneys but Melissa settled those doubts.
Melissa did an exceptional job for my brother. She was well prepared and really gave her all to help him come to us much earlier where he needs to be. We thank you so much for all of your hard work.
Melissa got me custody of my daughters. Her rates are reasonable and she was always helpful. Being in court with her, you can tell that she is well known and respected by other attorneys.
Melissa is an amazing lawyer who cares about the clients. She has helped me with 2 cases regarding my children. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal assistance.
I looks like I have the newest member of this team, but he seems like he will do a great job. I will update this review as the case unfolds and results come in. Matthew G.
(Brooke Bernhardt) A+++++ Professional, honest and worry free legal help that gets the job done right the first time. Was worth far more than I was charged.
Melissa just finished a Sentence Modification for my family. She was very informative thru the process. The Modification worked out great, Thank You again!
Melissa ended up getting my divorce settled after a really long exhausting stressful battle of dealing with a spouse in another country.
Very unprofessional and all about running up costs. Melissa truly gives laywers a bad name.
Excellent attorney. Seemed more prepared than the other sides attorney in court.