With over 20 years of litigation and mediation experience, I skillfully help people navigate the most complex issues they ever face through divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, paternity and adoption.

As a father, husband and entrepreneur, I passionately advocate for fairness and the rights of my clients. I empower my clients to move forward with the information they need for the best results. Given my vast knowledge of the law, real courtroom experience and negotiation skills, my clients rely on me for sound and straight-forward advice in order to make important, life-impacting decisions.

Attorney N. Scott Smith

Practice Areas



Property Division

Child Custody



Property Division

Child Custody

An Experienced, Caring And Award-Winning Divorce Attorney Serving Hamilton County And Central Indiana

A Compassionate Divorce Lawyer And Registered Domestic Relations Mediator

I provide a wealth of resources and confidence to handle your situation no matter the legal difficulty. Whether faced with complex assets, custody or parenting time, I am a skilled litigator, arriving to court well-prepared on the issues and the law. However, I also thrive as a mediator because I believe amicable resolution without litigation is the most pragmatic and cost-effective way to resolve family law issues. Raised in a family of hands-on business owners, it is in my nature to “fix things” through practical and sometimes creative solutions.

Elite Lawyer | Legal Excellence | 5 Stars
Interior of the Office at Smith Legal LLC.
Interior of the Office at Smith Legal LLC.

Recognized By Elite Lawyer As A Top Divorce Lawyer In Indiana

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Elite Lawyer limits the number of attorneys in their directory, and only a small percentage of attorneys who enter the evaluation process receive the Elite Lawyer designation.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Filing For Divorce

After two decades in family law, I have identified questions that I hear from almost every first-time caller considering divorce. While I offer a free 15-minute initial phone consultation, we can better focus on your unique situation if you already have answers to these questions.

I make sure my clients know what to expect from the outset and take pride in helping them understand how the divorce process works.

Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

Absolutely. Any individual or business facing a legal issue should, in good judgment, retain counsel. Even seemingly “simple” disputes include a number of pitfalls and complications that are ignored, overlooked or unknown to unrepresented parties.

Retaining does not invite heightened conflict. A lawyer ensures that you have candid and seasoned advice, including options for amicable resolution that focuses on only your best interests.

One attorney cannot represent two parties with conflicting interests. At NAP Name, I strongly encourage individuals and businesses to have independent representation in any legal matter, including in amicable situations.

Why Hire Smith Legal LLC?

Scott Smith of Smith Legal LLC is a highly experienced litigator and mediator in a variety of complex cases. He is also practical, candid and compassionate. He believes amicable resolution through settlement and mediation is usually the best route for any matter.

However, should any case require contested hearings or trials, attorney Smith has skilled advocacy and good relationships with courts and judges throughout the state of Indiana, and he works effectively in the adversarial process.

Scott is extremely responsive and values clients’ time and resources.

How Do I Pay You?

After confirming representation by signing a written agreement, my firm provides services only on a pay-as-you-go system. Advance payments are placed in a trust account. Advance payments are refundable to the extent the funds are not used for services rendered.

My law firm does not accept payment plans or offer contingency arrangements for any case.

Do You Take Credit Cards?

Yes, my firm accepts all major credit cards.

What People Are Saying

My track record of success spans 20 years and includes a growing number of wins in complex divorce cases. I have been selected to the Indiana Super Lawyers list in the family law category every year since 2020. I was also selected to the Rising Stars list in general litigation in 2014 and 2015.

Here are comments from some of the clients I worked with in recent years.

“Man, you are the absolute best. I freaking love the work that you did in there. I was so happy to be in person and witness what I had heard so much about from Eric Holcomb and others who agreed with his recommendation/referral. The reputation that precedes you is well deserved and earned Scott, thank you again.”

– Jimmy B. Feb. 2024

“Scott, I was very impressed with how you took control and asked all of the right questions on Monday. It made me feel lucky to have you on my side.”

– Brian L., December 2023

“Thank you Scott for your guidance and counsel.

By just saying I appreciate you… it somehow falls short. I am forever grateful for the time and effort that you put into my case. I am very aware that there were times that you worked on my case and researched for court precedence that you did not bill me for. I believe that your work ethic and the care and concern shown toward your clients shows the true moral compass that drives you. You are a lawyer that cares. I am very proud to have known you. I wish you the best in your career and family life and I pray that God will bless your life for the servant-heart you show every day.

Kindest regards.”

– T.J. February 2023

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