Natalie Marie Snyder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Carmel, IN

Cross Pennamped Woolsey & Glazier P.C.
 | 11711 N. Meridian Street, Meridian Mark II, Suite 100
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-582-1040
Fax: 317-582-0240
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law,
  • Appellate (0%)
Attorney Profile

Natalie Snyder is a partner at Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., in Carmel, Indiana. Her practice is focused on family law, including domestic litigation and alternative dispute/peacemaking processes as well as working with high conflict families, families experiencing estrangement, hatred, parental alienation, contact problems and parents and children suffering from trauma and PTSD.

She is certified as a specialist in family law by the Indiana Family Law Certification Board since 2009, is a trained collaborative practitioner and board member of Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, and is a trained parenting coordinator. In 2018 she has been listed as a Super Lawyer in the area of family as published in Indianapolis Monthly. From 2012 - 2015, she has been listed as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the area of family as published in Indianapolis Monthly.

Ms. Snyder has lectured and written on various Indiana family law issues, including most recently how to deal with teenagers who are resisting parenting time and a relationship with an estranged parent, how to value intellectual property in divorce, and how to utilize trusts in your divorce. Ms. Snyder has represented medical, legal, accounting, and financial executives and partners, closely held business owners, family farms and farming corporations, Eli Lilly and IT executives, CPAs, attorneys, doctors, military employees and military contractors, federal government employees, professional athletes and spouses of these individuals. In addition to complex legal divisions of assets and debts, Natalie specializes in moderate, intermediate, and severe high conflict families and hatred families, including closed and open clinical evaluations and experts, addictions, personality disorders, emeshment, alienation, and estrangement in families.

Ms. Snyder is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association (family law section), current Board Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and she is the past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association and past House of Delegates Member for the Indiana State Bar Association. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. She is a member of the National Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and the President of the Indiana Chapter of the AFCC. Ms. Snyder is also a Board member and President Elect of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals and a member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Division.

Ms. Snyder graduated from Indiana University School of Law, earning a J.D. in 2001. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors with a B.A. in communications/public relations and a minor in political science from Purdue University in 1998. She is also a graduate of the American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series III, the Indiana Trial Advocacy program and the Integrating Women Leaders leadership training program.

Ms. Snyder lives with her husband and daughter in Cicero, Indiana.

Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., represents clients throughout Indiana in high-asset divorce and complicated child custody and parenting time 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 and plans, child support, relocation, protective order matters, and appellate work. 

Ms. Snyder is particularly focused on developing peacemaking alternatives for families that are open or closed processes to help high conflict families and children, including collaborative law, parenting coordination, counseling alternatives, the use of open and closed parenting time and custody evaluations, dealing with alienation and emeshment of children, justified rejection and reunification of parents and children,  parents with personality characteristics and disorders and drug and alcohol addiction in families to avoid systemic trauma and build resilience in children and parents, and to help families heal from trauma.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Appellate (0%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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About Natalie Snyder

Admitted: 2001, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Annual Awards Breakfast Recipient for Chapter for 2018, BNI - Central Indiana Fast Trackers Chapter, BNI - Central Indiana, 2018
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law , 2018
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2011 - 2018
  • Selected as an Indiana Rising Star, 2012 - 2015
  • Named in Who's Who in the Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Mediator, 2018
  • Trained Collaborative Law Professional
  • Trained Parenting Coordinator
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, as certified by the Family Law Certification Board, 2009 - 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Golf Outing Committee, 2019
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Communications Committee, 2018
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board Member, 2018
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board Member and President Elect, 2013 - 2018, 2018
  • Member and Officer, Business Networking Institute, 2009 - 2018, 2018
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2001 - 2018, 2018
  • Board Member and President, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Indiana Chapter, 2009 - 2018, 2018
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2001 - 2018, Family Law Section , 2018
  • Member, Past Officer, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004 - 2018, 2018
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Small and Solo Firm Committee Member , 2015
  • Trained Collaborative Practitioner 
  • Trained Parenting Coordinator
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Grant Committee
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Committee 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Committee, Family Law Track - 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Committee
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Publications Committee
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Marketing Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Budget Committee 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Phindy Parrothead Club Charitable and Social Organization 2001 - 2018, 2018
  • Our Lady of Grace School, Noblesville, Classroom Volunteer, 2018
  • Marion County Pro Bono Volunteer, 2004 - 2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Volunteer, Ask A Lawyer, Ronald McDonald House, 2007 - 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer and Author, Special Considerations for Teenagers in Family Law , Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts - Indiana Chapter, 2017
  • Lecturer and Author, Issue Spotting for the Family Lawyer , Family Law, 2017
  • Lecturer, How to Value I.P. Assets in Divorce Cases , Family Law, 2017
  • Lecturer and Author, What Family Lawyers Do, Family Law, 2016
  • Lecturer and Author, The 10 Myths of Divorce, Family Law, 2016
  • Lecturer, How to Use Trusts in Your Divorce, 2015
  • Rules of Evidence and How Out of Court Statements and Statements from Children May Be Admissible. , Speaker, The Child's Voice in Family Law, 2012
  • How family law and mental health professionals interact, laws, duties, responsibilities, and best practices , Speaker, Indiana Psychological Association, 2012
  • Developing Functional Collaborative Teams
  • Hope: The Essence of The Collaborative Process
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, 2011  
  • Protective Orders, 2006
  • Update on Electronic Discovery, 2007
  • Stock Options, 2007
  • Alternatives to Custody Litigation, 2006 - 2007
  • Issues in Relocation, 2010
  • What Factors Most Influence Custody Determinations, 2009
  • Property Division Issues in Dissolution of Cohabitant Partnerships, 2009
  • New Child Support Guidelines, 2010
  • Legal Ethics, 2009 - 2011
  • Transitions: Single to Married, Married to Single, and Generation to Generation, 2010
  • Indiana Adoption, 2011
  • Relocation of Children, 2011
  • Estate Planning and Family Law, 2011
  • Divorce and Custody Issues: Law Updates, Assessment, and Treatment, 2011
  • Trial Practice in Family Law, 2011
  • Handling Real Estate Issues in a Challenging Market, 2012
  • Custody in Indiana and Illinois, Indiana Lawyer, 2006
  • Lecturer for NBI seminars on legal ethics, adoption, divorce, custody, relocation, parenting time, and child support issues.  


  • I have gained custody and favorable parenting time plans as well as favorable divisions of assets and debts for many clients over the years. 

Representative Clients:

  • Doctors, Executives, Family Farmers and Agricultural Corporations, Engineers, Police and Firefighters, Teachers, Eli Lilly Executives, Medical Professionals, CPAs, Financial Advisors, IT Executives, Military Personnel, Military Contractors, Federal Employees, Mental Health Professionals, Closely held business owners and CEOs, CFOs, Professional Atheletes, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Evidentiary Considerations for GAL Reports and Custody Evaluations, 2018
  • How to Prevent and Respond to International Paental Kidnapping, 2018
  • Indiana Family Law Update, 2018
  • Unpacking the Baggage of the Collaborative Team, 2018
  • Finding a Post-Divorce Path for Teens, 2018
  • Evidence Based Practice in Family Law: Improving Our Programs to Help Children, 2018
  • What's the Judge Got to Do With It?, 2018
  • Integration of Mental Health and Legal Services in Custody and Parenting Time Disputes With Teenage Children, 2018
  • Interviewing Adolescents: How to Talk So Teens Will Answer, 2018
  • Ask a Judge, 2018
  • Tax Implications for Family Lawyers, 2018
  • Family Law Apps, 2018
  • Custody Evaluations and Options, 2018
  • Trained Family Law Mediator, 2018
  • Diagnostic Tests for Parental Alienation vs. Estrangement, 2018
  • Resilience-Informed Family Law: Building Parenting Plans on Systemic Strengths, 2018
  • Trauma-Informed in the Trenches, 2018
  • Toward a Trauma-Responsive System of Justice: Untangling Trauma from Drama, 2018
  • Entrenched Post-Separation Parenting Disputes: The Role of Interparental Hatred, 2018
  • Parenting Coordination Pitfalls and Practical Applications, 2018
  • Checking in on Family Law Apps: Digital Evidence in Custody Disputes, 2018
  • Preventing Contact Failure and Alienation: A Multidisciplinary Program, 2018
  • Ask a Judge, 2017
  • Medical and Mental Health Records and Examinations, 2017
  • Indiana Family Law Update, 2017
  • Electronic Discovery, 2017
  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, 2017
  • Representing Undocumented Persons in Family Law, 2017
  • Negotiating & Mediating with High Conflict Individuals, 2017
  • Working with Personality Disorders in Family Law, 2017
  • Advanced Issues and New Approaches in Working with High-Conflict Families, 2017
  • Reunification Therapy for Parent-Child Contact Problems , 2017
  • New Developments in Military Pension Division, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 2017
  • Addiction in the Family: What about the Children., 2017
  • The Cost of Conflict and Building Containment Strategies to Protect Children, 2017
  • Addressing Complex Child Interests in Peacemaking Processes in Family Law, 2017
  • Training in speaking to children in family law matters/ the voice of the child in these matters., 2017
  • Training in discerning when to go to Court in family law conflicts., 2017
  • Training in dealing with clinical issues, clinical evidence, and clinical experts in family law, 2017
  • Training in Balancing Stepfamilies and Families of Origin, 2017
  • Trained in Research and Practice Working with High Conflict Families, 2017
  • Indiana University - Indianapolis, JD, 2001, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, B.A. in Communications/Public Relations & Minor in Political Science, With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998, Golden Key National Honors Society, Purdue Panhellenic and Delta Gamma Scholarship Recipient 

Industry Groups

  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Women In The Law
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Office Location for Natalie Marie Snyder

11711 N. Meridian Street
Meridian Mark II, Suite 100
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-582-1040

Fax: 317-582-0240

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Last Updated: 3/5/2019

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