Genevieve Keegan-Bedano - Attorney
Email: GBedano@hzlegal.com | Phone: 317.348.6723 | Fax: 317.569.2202
Genevieve Keegan-Bedano is an attorney at Hollingsworth & Zivitz where she practices primarily in the area of family law. This practice includes divorce and legal separation; custody; parenting time (visitation); child support; paternity, adoptions (including contested adoptions); prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; post-decree modifications and enforcement (including contempt actions); guardianships, emancipation; domestic partnership agreements and disputes; spousal maintenance (alimony); relocations; protective orders (restraining orders); grandparent rights; education orders; military divorces; CHINS (children in need of services); and family law appeals.
Genevieve has extensive trial experience. She is accustomed to a variety of witness experts including mental health professionals and custody evaluators, accountants, parenting coordinators, school teachers and administrators, and daycare providers. Genevieve's trial experience has been further developed by her completion of an intensive professional training program in the art of trial skills at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. In addition to her trial experience, Genevieve is an effective advocate in out-of-court settlement negotiations, including mediation and attorney conferences.
Genevieve is adept with clients who have substantial net marital estates and assets, as well as those who have considerably restricted means. Genevieve feels that considerable preparation, patience and empathy, excellent organizational skills, and frequent client communication are key factors in her successful practice. Moreover, she believes in a commitment to education on changing laws and policies.
In addition to her daily legal practice, Genevieve is involved with the family law community as an active member of local bar associations. She has been a guest speaker on the former local radio show "Crime Beat," to discuss family law legal issues and how they may be intertwined with domestic violence. Genevieve has additionally provided pro bono and reduced cost legal representation for clients through Heartland Pro Bono Council, and guest lectured at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law on family law issues.
Genevieve, a parent herself, selected to practice in the area of family law due to her desire to assist families and children. She has seen firsthand that legal disputes, regarding division of property and child related issues, can cause severe emotional trauma. Genevieve seeks to minimize the traumatic effects of these disputes by decreasing conflict through out of court settlements. Where such negotiation is not possible, due to false allegations and/or inability for parties to communicate, Genevieve believes in her clients and passionately advocates for their positions, and the best interest of their children, in court.
- Indiana University School of Law, J.D.
- Western Washington University, B.A, Communication
- Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Hamilton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Civic organizations and volunteerism
- Heartland Pro Bono Council, Volunteer
- United Way of Central Indiana, Volunteer
- St. Simon The Apostle Catholic Church, Volunteer
- Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
Awards and Honors
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, (2012)
- Bar Leader Series (class VIII), Indianapolis Bar Association (2010)