Monty K. Woolsey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Carmel, IN

Cross Glazier Reed 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 Glazier Reed Burroughs, PC , 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


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Monty K. Woolsey

Admitted: 1984, Indiana

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Secretary, Fishers Home Corporation Board of Directors, 1983 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus Council #6923, Fishers

Bar/Professional Activity

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


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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Educational Background

  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, B.A. in Psychology with minor Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, With Distinction, 1981, 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

Last Updated: 6/14/2021

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