Fort Wayne, IN:

Shilts & Setlak, LLC

Shilts & Setlak, LLC
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • 10311 Dawson's Creek Boulevard, Suite C, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
  • EXCLUSIVELY DIVORCE And FAMILY LAW. Certified Family Law Specialist. Designated on SUPER LAWYER List for Indiana in 2009. 38 Years Experience. Read client reviews for a sense of practice style.
  • Peer Reviews 4.6/5.0 20 Reviews
    Peer Reviews (20 Reviews)
    4.6/5.0
    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 45 Reviews

About our Fort Wayne, IN office

After 25 years of practicing general law in a large law firm, Perry

opted to start his own law office in 2005. Since then, Perry has narrowed

his practice to exclusively divorce and family law representation. Perry

sought Mike to join Shilts Law Office in 2011 in order to provide all past

and future clients the comfort in knowing that all of their family law

needs, not just divorce representation, could and would be handled by

either Perry or Mike for the indefinite future. Mike is no rookie to the

family law arena, which has been his primary emphasis for over 10 years.

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.

Office Details

Contact Information:
260-338-4136  Phone
260-489-0700  Phone
260-497-8954  Fax
www.shiltslaw.com
Mailing Address:
10311 Dawson's Creek Boulevard, Suite C, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Office Size:
2
Year Established:
2005
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Office Hours:
    Monday
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Tuesday
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Wednesday
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Thursday
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Friday
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Areas of Practice (80)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Fort Wayne office:

    • Divorce
    • Family Law
    • Adoptions
    • Agency Adoptions
    • Alimony
    • Annulment
    • Assisted Reproductive Technology
    • Child Abduction
    • Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Child Advocacy
    • Child Care
    • Child Custody
    • Child Custody Mediation
    • Child Protection
    • Child Dependency
    • Child Sexual Abuse
    • Child Support
    • Child Welfare
    • Childrens Rights
    • Civil Unions
    • Cohabitation Agreements
    • Collaborative Family Law
    • Community Property Law
    • Day Care
    • Divorce Arbitration
    • Divorce Mediation
    • Divorce Taxation
    • Domestic Partnerships
    • Domestic Relations
    • Domestic Torts
    • Domestic Violence
    • Equitable Distribution
    • Family Arbitration
    • Family Mediation
    • Fathers Rights
    • Foster Care
    • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
    • Grandparents Custody
    • Grandparents Visitation Rights
    • Independent Adoptions
    • International Adoptions
    • International Child Abduction
    • International Child Custody
    • International Family Law
    • Interstate Adoptions
    • Interstate Child Custody
    • Interstate Support
    • Juvenile Dependency
    • Juvenile Law
    • Legal Separation
    • Marital Agreements
    • Marital Property Distribution
    • Marital Property Law
    • Marital Property Settlements
    • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
    • Matrimonial Law
    • Military Divorce
    • Name Changes
    • No Fault Divorce
    • Non-Traditional Family Law
    • Orphans Court Practice
    • Palimony
    • Parental Kidnapping
    • Parental Rights
    • Parenting Time
    • Post Divorce Modification
    • Paternity
    • Post Nuptial Agreements
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Private Adoptions
    • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
    • Restraining Orders
    • Same Sex Marriage
    • Spousal Support
    • Step Parent Adoptions
    • Surrogacy Law
    • Termination of Parental Rights
    • Third Party Custody
    • Uncontested Divorce
    • Visitation Rights

    People (2)

    • Perry D. Shilts
    • Member
    • Divorce, Family Law, Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technolo...
    • Peer Reviews
      5.0/5.0 2 Reviews
    • Client Reviews
      100% Recommended 20 Reviews
    • Michael A. Setlak
    • Member
    • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Marital Agreements, Marital Property...
    • Peer Reviews
      4.2/5.0 18 Reviews
    • Client Reviews
      100% Recommended 16 Reviews

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.6/5.0 20 reviews
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.6/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.6/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.7/5.0
    • Communication

      4.7/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.5/5.0

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 45 reviews
    • 100% client recommended 45 recommendations
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    • Quality of Service

      4.9/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.8/5.0
    • Michael A. Setlak Read all 16 reviews

      5.0/5.0 on 02/17/17

      Michael represented me throughout a post-dissolution child support review and mediation. He is easy to work with as a client, but stood up for me to... Read more

      Michael represented me throughout a post-dissolution child support review and mediation. He is easy to work with as a client, but stood up for me to achieve an outcome that was both positive and not bank-breaking. I enjoyed working with his small staff and office and never felt lost in the shuffle of too many clients. I highly recommend Michael.

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    • Perry D. Shilts Read all 20 reviews

      5.0/5.0 on 01/02/17

      Perry is a highly competent and effective lawyer practicing in an area of law that is difficult and emotionally charged. He was dedicated to finding a... Read more

      Perry is a highly competent and effective lawyer practicing in an area of law that is difficult and emotionally charged. He was dedicated to finding and working toward solution while being sympathetic to my needs through out the process. He gave me good advice and kept me informed, all at a reasonable cost. Perry has high ethical and legal standards. He is fair and honest. His professionalism and knowledge are exceptional. I was very happy with is representation. I can definitely recommend him.

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 08/09/16

      Perry Shilts and his staff are wonderful.
      I didn't feel like a client but felt like a person that they cared about.
      Through my entire ordeal I have made some value... Read more

      Perry Shilts and his staff are wonderful.
      I didn't feel like a client but felt like a person that they cared about.
      Through my entire ordeal I have made some valued relationships, that I will be forever grateful for.
      Dealing with such a difficult divorce would have never happened if I was represented by any other attorney, Perry " thank you" for everything.
      Gretel, you are such a "gem", Thank you as well.

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 05/16/16

      I worked specifically with Perry Shilts & I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. He could remember everything we discussed & was fully prepared when we went to court.... Read more

      I worked specifically with Perry Shilts & I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. He could remember everything we discussed & was fully prepared when we went to court. He got me more than I ever expected I would win in court. I was willing to give up EVERYTHING just to make sure I had custody of my daughter & Perry helped me to where I could have my daughter & still continue with a life. I am FOREVER GRATEFUL for his services!

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 07/07/14

      Perry's first face to face words to me were, "relax, this will be okay". I was anxious about the process. What I appreciated most was his honesty and the way... Read more

      Perry's first face to face words to me were, "relax, this will be okay". I was anxious about the process. What I appreciated most was his honesty and the way he handled my case with calm guidance. My situation took place after a 21 year marriage so his approach was very helpful in a time when uncertainty was the flavor of the day. My situation turned out indeed, okay. He was right from the start.

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 04/02/13

      After a long-involved divorce, I cannot say enough wonderful positive things about Perry Shilts and his entire staff. He fought hard and fair for me and I was very pleas... Read more

      After a long-involved divorce, I cannot say enough wonderful positive things about Perry Shilts and his entire staff. He fought hard and fair for me and I was very pleased with the results

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 01/03/13

      Perry made a stressful situation very easy to manage. He is a very fair individual and had the best interest of myself and my children. He responds quickly. I still u... Read more

      Perry made a stressful situation very easy to manage. He is a very fair individual and had the best interest of myself and my children. He responds quickly. I still use him for situations that arise. I highly recommend Perry.

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 12/10/11

      This is a lawyer that is so exceptional that it would be such an asset to your success in the judicial system. He comes on as your best friend and he is, but I'll tell y... Read more

      This is a lawyer that is so exceptional that it would be such an asset to your success in the judicial system. He comes on as your best friend and he is, but I'll tell you he can sure handle all of the things that will face you in the court or in mediation whichever you may choose and he will be with you all of the way.

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 11/17/11

      My situation was complicated and emotionally charged. Each and every painful step of the way Perry listened, advised and acted with either the equivalent of a surgeon or... Read more

      My situation was complicated and emotionally charged. Each and every painful step of the way Perry listened, advised and acted with either the equivalent of a surgeon or the tenacity of a junkyard dog. Perry cared. And in the end he won. Gracefully and graciously. Every major issue he won. Every minor concession I made he explained why it was in my best interest to make that concession. I never thought I could go through a challenge like this and in the end call my attorney my friend.

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    • Shilts & Setlak, LLC

      5.0/5.0 on 10/10/10

      Very difficult opposing party and counsel.Took ethical high road time and again.Gave me very realistic expectations of what middle ground would look like.Allowed my revie... Read more

      Very difficult opposing party and counsel.Took ethical high road time and again.Gave me very realistic expectations of what middle ground would look like.Allowed my review pleas prior to court submission. Did a very nice job of tailoring both a provisional order request and marital settlement agreement to my work schedule allowing great time with my children. Understood my need for an "air-tight" settlement agreement (to be tested over and over),and produced one. Won 7 of 7 items before judge.

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    • Fort Wayne, IN
      10311 Dawson's Creek Boulevard, Suite C
      Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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