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Although this website may be viewed from any of the 50 United States of America and territories, as well as any country, the Firm practices in the State of Indiana. Lawyers named in the website may not be authorized to practice law except in the courts of the State of Indiana, the Federal Courts of the United States, and those other jurisdictions where the attorney may be admitted pro hac vice. Unless otherwise indicated, the attorneys of Melinda O’Dell, O’Dell Family Law, or Paradigm Shift Mediation are not certified as “specialists” by an Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education-approved Independent Certifying Organization in the areas of practice listed on their biographies. Melinda O’Dell meets the requirements for continued admission to the practice of law in the State of Indiana.


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The Firm assumes no responsibility for computer viruses resulting from use of our website. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Firm be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this website, even if the Firm has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


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If the bar rules in your jurisdiction require us to identify an attorney and office responsible for this website, the firm designates Melinda O’Dell as the responsible attorney and office.


The Firm may change these policies at any time without written notice. The changes will become effective upon posting of the changes to the website.


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These Terms and Conditions were last updated on July 1, 2022.

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