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Brandie L. Heffelmire

Associate Attorney at Trapp Law, LLC


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Brandie is an experienced attorney focusing her practice on family law matters in central Indiana. Brandie has assisted hundreds of clients navigate family law matters, ranging from uncontested divorces to complex custody and property litigation.

Brandie understands that family law matters can be emotionally charged and strives to provide legal counsel to her clients in their times of need. No two family law matters are the same – Brandie believes in reaching an amicable resolution when possible, but is a strong advocate for her clients in the courtroom when necessary.

Brandie grew up in Schererville, IN, and graduated from Lake Central High School (St. John, IN), and then attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where she received a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Brandie then attended law school at Michigan State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and served as the Community Service Coordinator and then Vice President of the Women’s Law Caucus.

While in law school, Brandie worked a variety of internships in Michigan. Brandie was a law clerk for Legal Services of South Central Michigan, where she assisted on family law, domestic violence, and tenant/landlord cases. Brandie also spent a semester working in the Chance at Childhood Clinic at Michigan State University, where she worked alongside a social worker to conduct guardianship reviews and custody evaluations. During the summers, Brandie worked at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, and also worked as an intern at Trapp Law, LLC, before becoming a licensed attorney.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Orders


  • Indiana University Bloomington – Human Development and Family Studies Degree
  • Michigan State College of Law (graduated Magna Cum Laude)


  • Indy Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Honors and Awards