Monty K. Woolsey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Carmel, IN

Cross Glazier Burroughs, PC
 | 11595 N. Meridian Street, Suite 110
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-582-1040
Fax: 317-582-0240
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Monty K. Woolsey is a partner of Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., in Carmel, Indiana. He has practiced family law exclusively for the past 30 years; his areas of focus include complex property division, custody, third-party custody proceedings, paternity actions, child support, mediation and family law appeals.

    Mr. Woolsey is certified as a specialist in family law by the Indiana Family Law Certification Board and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also an Indiana family law mediator. Mr. Woolsey has extensive experience representing family law clients in the trial courts and on appeal before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court.

    Mr. Woolsey is respected by his peers, and has been honored with listings in several peer-reviewed publications. Since 2006, he has been a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and has been listed in Indiana Super Lawyers by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He is currently listed as AV Preeminent* by Martindale & Hubbell following a peer-reviewed rating process and has received equivalent ratings since 1999.

    Mr. Woolsey is also active in the legal community. He participates regularly as a lecturer and author on family issues for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and the Indianapolis Bar Association. His presentations have included a review of changes to Indiana's custody relocation statute, a discussion of family law trends and developments, and a lecture about what to know before appealing a family law decision.

    Mr. Woolsey graduated magna cum laude,with distinction in psychology, from Wabash College in 1981. He received his Juris Doctor from Indiana University in 1984 and served as law clerk to Magistrate J. Patrick Endsley, United States Federal District Court, for two years. He joined Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., in 1985 and has been a partner since 1993.

    Mr. Woolsey lives with his wife and daughter in Fishers, Indiana, where he serves as Director and Secretary of the Fishers Home Corporation, and as advocate for the Knights of Columbus, Fishers Council #6923.

    Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., represents clients throughout Indiana regarding high-asset divorces, child custody and parenting time, cohabitation and paternity cases, as well as all other types of related family law issues. The firm has a history of dealing effectively with complex cases and litigation in the areas of divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, valuations of assets, parenting time guidelines, child visitation, child support and fathers' rights.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 20%Appellate
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Appeals, Arbitration, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Monty Woolsey

    Admitted: 1984, Indiana

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    • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2006
    • AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, 1999 – Present
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Attorney, 1998 – Present
    • Board Member, Indiana University Law Review, Indiana University School of Law, 1981 – 1982

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist – Family Law Certification Board, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • advocate for Knights of Columbus Council #6923, Fishers, IN.
    • Member, American Bar Association, 1984 – Present
    • Member, Indianapolis State Bar Association, 1984 – Present
    • Indiana, 1984

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Knights of Columbus Council #6923, Fishers
    • Secretary, Fishers Home Corporation Board of Directors, 1983 - Present
    • President, Fishers Metropolitan Merit Fire Board of Commissioners, 2005 – Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer and Author on family issues, Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Lecturer & Author on family issues, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
    • Moot Court Judge, Wabash College-annually
    • What You Should Know Before Appealing a Family Law Decision, ICLEF, 2011
    • What you need to know about appealing family law decisions, ICLEF, 2007
    • Custody Relocation Statute Overhaul, ICLEF, 2006
    • What You Should Know Before Appealing a Family Law Decision, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, August 29, 2011
    • Inheritance must be considered when determining income for child support calculations, modifications, Res Gestae, Volume 45, No. 2, September, 2001
    • Court Reverses Notion of Personal Goodwill as a Divisible Asset, The Matrimonial Strategist, Volume XVII, Number 7, August, 1999
    • Working with Pensions and Employee Benefits in Dissolutions: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 6, 1988

    Educational Background:

    • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, B.A. in Psychology with minor Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, With Distinction, 1981
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    Office Location for Monty K. Woolsey

    11595 N. Meridian Street
    Suite 110
    Carmel, IN 46032

    Phone: 317-582-1040

    Fax: 317-582-0240

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