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Valerie C. Horvath

Valerie C. Horvath

Client-centered; Family-focused
  • Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Indiana
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Brittany J. September 28, 2023
An attorney that is in it for the right reasons. Valerie is the best! From the beginning of hearing my story she was caring, understanding, and quick to take care of my legal needs as well as keep me safe. Valerie was always accessible even with the time zone difference and patient when answering my several questions. She took care of everything and always made sure to ease my stress and anxiety before each hearing and any change that occurred. I am so grateful to have found Valerie to help me during my case and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She is an attorney who truly cares about her clients.
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When you hire Valerie Horvath get ready to be surprised when she returns your phone calls and emails promptly! Valerie is available for modification of custody, modify child support, child custody, protective order, parenting time, and grandparents' rights cases.

Valerie practices family law - divorce, custody, child support, parenting time, paternity - and criminal defense. Valerie has significant experience in domestic violence, all types of partner abuse, narcissism, protective orders and stalking.

Valerie was a judicial officer in both criminal domestic violence and civil protective order courts for 7 years. Before that, she was a deputy prosecuting attorney in the domestic violence unit and protective order court. Now as a defense attorney, Valerie has courtroom experience from every perspective. She previously worked with IMPD detectives at the Julian Center screening Marion County domestic violence cases and trained law enforcement key indicators of escalating violence.

Valerie speaks French and a little Spanish and has represented clients in family based petitions, fiance petitions, removal proceedings, adjustment of status, waiver of inadmissibility and asylum matters.

Valerie served as Deputy General Counsel at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for two years. She has an insider's view on Specialized Driving Privileges, Traffic tickets, and Motor Vehicle Law.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
White Collar Crime
Video Conferencing
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  • Skype
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  • Microsoft Teams
  • RingCentral
  • WebEx
  • WhatsApp
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free phone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
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U.S. Immigration Court
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  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Gilbert Legal Services
- Current
Of Counsel - Family Law Chair
McNeelyLaw LLP
McNeelyLaw LLP Where We Won’t Settle for Anything Less and Provide Cost-Effective Service We now handle family law matters and can help you with your narcissistic or abusive spouse, modify custody or parenting time, modify child support, establish paternity, father's rights and dads' rights, grandparents' rights, adoptions, guardianships, divorce and dissolution. Is your ex or soon-to-be-ex impossible? Let us handle the hassle of dealing with your ex so you can focus on rebuilding your life post-divorce.
Harshman Ponist Smith & Rayl, LLC
Horvath Law Firm
Solo practitioner focusing on immigration, criminal defense, family law, estate planning and domestic violence issues.
Chief of Staff
Indiana Department of Revenue
Deputy General Counsel
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Master Commissioner
Marion Superior Court
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Marion County Prosecutor's Office
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (1998)
Honors: graduate cum laude (with honors); Dean's List; Nominated IUPUI Outstanding Woman Student Leader 1997
Activities: Women's Caucus; Dean's Tutorial Society; Moot Court;
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Indiana University
B.A. (1991)
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Commissioner's Award for Excellence
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Parent Volunteer of the Year
St. Monica School
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar
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Indianapolis Bar Association
Member and Gov't Practices Section Board Member
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St. Thomas More Society
Member & Board Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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American Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Legal Staffing for the New Millennium
Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Coming Soon, True North, 5328 West 79th Street
Horvath Law Firm
Get ready to cross some things off your "New Year's Resolution" list as Rob Stone and Valerie Horvath jump start your risk management and estate planning for 2018!
CPR & Lifesaving
American Red Cross
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. if prosecutor lifts msdmnr domestic battery & accepts plea to lesser marijuana charge, how long to end no contact order?
A: Most of the time, a "No Contact Order" (NCO) is issued pre-trial to prevent the person charged (defendant) from influencing the state's witness (person on NCO). Once the case is no longer pending or "pre-trial", the NCO is terminated. Often, a post-trial NCO will be part of a plea agreement, but cannot be longer than the sentence (jail time and probation). Your attorney and the prosecuting attorney will decide whether or not the NCO terminates when you plead guilty to the lesser misdemeanor marijuana charge.
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Contact & Map
Gilbert Legal Services
7271 N. Shadeland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Telephone: (317) 855-9922
Fax: (317) 855-9923
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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