Michael A. Setlak (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
Michael A. Setlak (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Michael A. Setlak

BV Distinguished
Champion Badge Platinum

Fixed hourly rates

Licensed for 17 years

Serving Fort Wayne, IN (view address)

Michael A. Setlak

Fixed hourly rates

Serving Fort Wayne, IN (view address)

About Michael A. Setlak

Mike began his legal career in 2002. Mike focuses his legal practice in assisting his clients exclusively in all areas of family law in Fort Wayne (Allen County), and all other counties throughout Northeast Indiana. His focus is to assist his clients in all family law related areas, including but not limited to: dissolution, post-dissolution modifications, paternity actions, custody disputes, child support related matters, adoption, parenting time issues, and guardianships. Mike's dedication, commitment, preparation, and his overall experiences are quickly evident upon speaking with him. You will understand that Mike's passion and dedication for assisting clients in their time of legal need is quite obvious… Read more
Mike began his legal career in 2002. Mike focuses his legal practice in assisting his clients exclusively in all areas of family law in Fort Wayne (Allen County), and all other counties throughout Northeast Indiana. His focus is to assist his clients in all family law related areas, including but not limited to: dissolution, post-dissolution modifications, paternity actions, custody disputes, child support related matters, adoption, parenting time issues, and guardianships. Mike's dedication, commitment, preparation, and his overall experiences are quickly evident upon speaking with him. You will understand that Mike's passion and dedication for assisting clients in their time of legal need is quite obvious from the moment you meet him.

While Mike's experience and training has him prepared for any courtroom, he continues to strive to assist his clients by working toward well-crafted settlements in order to save time and money. The benefits of a timely settlement alleviate many stressors that come with family law matters, especially in cases where children are involved. The children of the family will benefit greatly by eliminating the fighting and stress during this time between the parents.

Unfortunately, no matter how hard Mike attempts to reach a settlement for his client's, due to reasons and circumstances, out of his and his client's control, the matter must go to a court hearing/trial. If that should result, you will see Mike "fight the fight" to continue to strive to meet his clients' goals.

Mike recently received a "Distinguished" rating (BV) through Martindale-Hubbell, as rated by other attorneys and judicial officers. Read more about Mike at www.shilts.com. Read less
Shilts & Setlak, LLC

Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Adoptions
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • 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 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 Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • 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 Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights

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Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 20 reviews
  • Champion Badge Platinum

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

4.9
  • Divorce

    Client Review  |  October 01, 2018

    Mike handled my divorce in 2017. His ability to understand the situation, offer solutions, and communicate easily and effectively were instrumental in helping resolve a difficult time in my life. I highly recommend Mike, I could not have asked for... Read more

    Mike handled my divorce in 2017. His ability to understand the situation, offer solutions, and communicate easily and effectively were instrumental in helping resolve a difficult time in my life. I highly recommend Mike, I could not have asked for a better lawyer by my side. Read less

  • Child Support

    Client Review  |  September 30, 2018

    Mike has helped me with support issues on two separate occasions. I appreciate that he listens to me and my opinion on the issues. He has always advised me of my legal rights and then moved forward seeking the agreements I feel comfortable acceptin... Read more

    Mike has helped me with support issues on two separate occasions. I appreciate that he listens to me and my opinion on the issues. He has always advised me of my legal rights and then moved forward seeking the agreements I feel comfortable accepting. Read less

  • Divorce

    Client Review  |  September 29, 2018

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  June 13, 2017

    Mike represented me in a post-dissolution matter in 2017. He is great to work with, he kept me informed, gave good advice, and he worked HARD for me! I would recommend him to anyone.

    Mike represented me in a post-dissolution matter in 2017. He is great to work with, he kept me informed, gave good advice, and he worked HARD for me! I would recommend him to anyone. Read less

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  February 17, 2017

    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 st... 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. Read less

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  September 30, 2016

    Mike was extremely helpful in my contested adoption. This was a very stressful time and he made sure to keep us informed at all times. He is not afraid to go the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome. Mike was able to get the adoption to go th... Read more

    Mike was extremely helpful in my contested adoption. This was a very stressful time and he made sure to keep us informed at all times. He is not afraid to go the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome. Mike was able to get the adoption to go through with no snags at our final hearing. We will always be thankful to him for his assistance. Read less

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  December 22, 2013

    I had a very difficult case involving a dissolution of marriage agreement that had to be modified. Michael took my case and within a year, he fixed everything I needed. Now I have the opportunity to spend time with my children exponentially more than... Read more

    I had a very difficult case involving a dissolution of marriage agreement that had to be modified. Michael took my case and within a year, he fixed everything I needed. Now I have the opportunity to spend time with my children exponentially more than prior to retaining Michael as counsel. He was extremely diligent and posses the best communication skills that kept me in the loop during this difficult time. Very fair priced compared to other attorneys in the area and a very helpful staff. Read less

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  October 25, 2013

    Mr Setlak represented me in a 2013 paternity matter. He is very personable and knowledgeable in Family Law. He provided me with support and made sure my thoughts and opinions mattered! He is also reasonably priced for the high quality services he pro... Read more

    Mr Setlak represented me in a 2013 paternity matter. He is very personable and knowledgeable in Family Law. He provided me with support and made sure my thoughts and opinions mattered! He is also reasonably priced for the high quality services he provides. Read less

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  September 13, 2013

    Michael Setlak represented me in a divorce dissolution in 2013. I was represented in superior form. All court hearings were a success under his wing. Michael was extremely quick to respond when urgent contact was needed during my divorce proceedin... Read more

    Michael Setlak represented me in a divorce dissolution in 2013. I was represented in superior form. All court hearings were a success under his wing. Michael was extremely quick to respond when urgent contact was needed during my divorce proceedings. Michael has the supreme capability to get things done in and out of the court room. I was extremely satisfied as a client and sincerely recommend him. Read less

  • Family Law

    Client Review  |  July 30, 2013

    Mr. Setlak is an outstanding Attorney! He is very knowledgeable, understating and highly efficient. His thorough understanding in his area of practice is a great asset when seeking advice. I have Recommended Mike to many member of my extended family... Read more

    Mr. Setlak is an outstanding Attorney! He is very knowledgeable, understating and highly efficient. His thorough understanding in his area of practice is a great asset when seeking advice. I have Recommended Mike to many member of my extended family and they too have been very pleased with his services. You will not go wrong by choosing Mike Setlak and the Shilts Law Office! Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions


Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 2002, Indiana

Additional Payment Information

Fixed hourly rates

Law School Attended
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis

Class of 2002
J.D.

University Attended

Purdue University
Class of 1996
B.S.
Personnel Management

Birth Information

Born in 1974
Hobart, Indiana, June 18, 1974

Associations & Memberships
Indiana State Bar Association, Allen County Bar Association, Allen County Bar Association Family Law Section.


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Michael A. Setlak was admitted in 2002 to the state of Indiana.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Michael A. Setlak has a 4.2 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Client Review rated?
Yes, Michael A. Setlak has a 5.0 Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Shilts & Setlak, LLC has 4 attorneys at this location.
Does this attorney maintain a presence in more than one law firm?
Michael A. Setlak is affiliated with Shilts Law Office and Shilts & Setlak, LLC.

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