Attorneys and Staff

Meet the Dedicated and Skilled Team at Our Law Firm

The attorneys and staff at the Law Office of Jessica S. Lacy in Indianapolis, IN are passionate about guiding families through murky legal waters. When you need help planning your estate or mediating a complex domestic conflict, our team will be here to assist you. Armed with our high ethical standards and vast legal experience, we are bound to find a way to resolve your case without escalating the conflict.

What Sets Us Apart

In our team, we have mediators, parenting coordinators, family law arbitrators, and appellate attorneys. Our versatility allows us to handle a wide range of cases and educate clients on family law. Throughout our more than 55 years of combined legal experience, we have accomplished the following:

  • Mediated more than a hundred cases
  • Served as private guardians ad litem in many high-conflict disputes
  • Served as frequent speakers for continuing legal education

Our attorneys and staff are skilled, professional, hardworking, loyal, and act as a close-knit family. We genuinely care about our clients, and we want to help them achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. In order to achieve this, we utilize a resolution-oriented approach and think out of the box to identify the best possible legal solutions.

Jessica S. Lacy, Founder and Attorney

Jessica Lacy has more than 17 years of experience in family and probate law. As a trained guardian ad litem, family law arbitrator, and parenting coordinator, she has helped many families resolve their legal problems. She is also an experienced appellate attorney and a registered domestic relations mediator. Her focus is on representing children in high-conflict divorce and custody cases. On top of family law, Ms. Lacy is also highly experienced in civil litigation and probate law.

She has helped create laws through published family laws appellate decisions. Additionally, she previously handled cases involving complex commercial litigation as well as rights of publicity and trademark infringement.

While Ms. Lacy was taking up law, she served as a clerk for the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Revenue. After graduating, she started her legal career at Rubin & Levin in Indianapolis, specifically in the complex commercial litigation field. After that, she took on the role of general counsel for Continental Enterprises, practicing several areas of law, particularly intellectual property, corporate, labor, and employment. Ms. Lacy joined Freedman & Associates in 2003, where she started practicing family and probate law. She has also successfully completed her training in parenting coordination and the Family Law Mediation Certification course.

Ms. Lacy had the honor of being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2010 and 2011. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Hancock County Bar Association. Ms. Lacy believes in serving the community both professionally and personally. On top of volunteering in the Ask a Lawyer program, she always volunteers for Kid’s Voice as a guardian ad litem and for the Marion County Juvenile Court as a legal representative for children in domestic and juvenile cases.

The Law Office of Jessica S. Lacy is a charter member of Indianapolis’ Eastside Business Association and an educational partner of Warren Township. Ms. Lacy is a regular speaker for the National Business Institute, providing continuing legal education to her colleagues on a wide variety of topics, including divorce (“Divorce Law A to Z”) and child custody (“Child Custody Procedures: Form by Form”). Ms. Lacy is also the proud author of the Indianapolis Family Law blog.

Ms. Lacy loves spending time with her family. She also loves crafting, camping, and enjoying a good book every now and then.

Educational Background

1997: BA in English and Secondary Education from Hanover College
2000: Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law

Areas of Focus

  • Domestic Relations Appeals
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Private Guardian Ad Litem
  • Probate Law

Jennifer O. Habecker, Attorney

Jennifer Habecker is a licensed attorney in Indiana, Texas, and Michigan. She has been in the legal industry for more than 30 years. This includes her work as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. She is trained in domestic relations mediation and collaborative law. She is also knowledgeable in business law.

Educational Background

1982: BA in English from Vanderbilt
1987: Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Law School

Areas of Focus

  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Mediation

Denise F. Hayden, Of Counsel

Having more than 28 years of experience in family law, Denise Hayden has mediated hundreds of cases, worked on several family law appeals, and helped create laws through published family laws appellate decisions. She makes sure that the best interests of children in high-conflict divorce, custody, and guardianship disputes are well-represented.

Ms. Hayden is a trained guardian ad litem, family law arbitrator, appellate attorney, domestic relations mediator, and parenting coordinator. In addition, she is a frequent pro tem judge in Marion County, IN.

Educational Background

1980: BA in Education from Indiana University
1989: Juris Doctor from Indiana University McKinney Law School

Areas of Focus

  • Domestic Relations Appeals
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Private Guardian Ad Litem Services

Amy G. Beldon, Legal Assistant

Amy Beldon has been with the firm since our inception and has always been instrumental to our success. She provides much-needed support to Ms. Lacy, particularly through her legal assistant duties in family law and probate.

Ms. Beldon has more than 10 years of experience in her field, and she began her career at Continental Enterprises, working on intellectual property law matters. After that, she harnessed her skills as a legal assistant for Freedman & Associates, specifically in the areas of probate, family law, criminal defense, and bankruptcy. Eventually, Ms. Beldon left that firm to help start the Law Office of Jessica S. Lacy.

Ms. Beldon is the proud mother of three adorable boys and a loving stepmother to an intelligent girl. She loves enjoying the great outdoors and creating memories with her family during her spare time.

Janet S. Rohlman, Legal Assistant

A member of our firm since September 2015, Janet Rohlman has more than 25 years of experience as a legal assistant in the field of family law. She worked with Patrick K. Dugan early in her career, getting a lot of invaluable experience in family, criminal, and personal injury law. After that, she amassed even more experience in family law as a legal assistant for Gaddy & Gaddy on the west side of Indianapolis. Then, she worked for Attorney Denise F. Hayden, even becoming her dependable right hand for more than a decade. Our firm is certainly pleased to have Ms. Rohlman on our team.

During her free time, Ms. Rohlman hangs out with her family, supports Scecina Memorial High School, does volunteer community work, and pursues her passion for crafting and crocheting.

Betty L. Sanders, Administrative Assistant

Betty Sanders has been with our firm since 2009 and takes care of our systems and procedures, office administration, client relations, and billing. She also helps in coordinating our services with the Eastside Business Association and the Warren Township Partners in Education.

Early in her career, Ms. Sanders worked at Morris Plan in Indianapolis. She also served as the treasurer of Warren Central High School for 11 years. Ms. Sanders has brought a versatile skill set to our firm, which includes office administration, customer service, secretarial, and financial.

Ms. Sanders is a proud mother of three amazing children. When she is not working, Ms. Sanders loves spending time with her family, solving crossword puzzles, and crocheting.