Natalie Marie Snyder

Top rated family law attorney in Carmel, Indiana

Cross Glazier Reed Burroughs, PC
Natalie Marie Snyder
Cross Glazier Reed Burroughs, PC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2001

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

Cross Glazier Reed Burroughs, PC

11595 N. Meridian Street
Suite 110
Carmel, IN 46032 Visit website


Natalie Snyder is a partner at Cross Glazier Reed Burroughs, PC, 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, personality disorders, families experiencing estrangement, hatred, parental alienation, domestic violence, parent-child contact problems/ reunification 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 and President of Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, and is a trained parenting coordinator and family law mediator. In 2018 - 2021 she has been listed as a Super Lawyer in the area of family as published in Indianapolis Monthly. From 2012 - 2016, she has been listed as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the area of family as published in Indianapolis Monthly. 

Natalie has a focus on collaborative law, which is a more respectful process where you have more control over the outcome of your family law matter. Collaborative law leads to better outcomes for your children through using a mental health professional and allows you the freedom to express yourself in your case. Collaborative law also allows you to solve problems around your asset division through cooperation between the clients and professionals and allows you to control the speed of the process.  

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, reunification, enmeshment, alienation, and estrangement in families. Natalie also concentrates on how to use a child's voice in the mediation/ dispute resolution process.

Ms. Snyder is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association (family law section), past 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 and a former volunteer for the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. She is a member of the National Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and a current board member and the Past President of the Indiana Chapter of the AFCC. Ms. Snyder is also a Board member and President of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, member of Collaborative Solutions, 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, who is employed by the Indianapolis Fire Department, and her daughter in Cicero, Indiana.

Cross Glazier Burroughs 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 enmeshment 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

Family law

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

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2001, Indiana

Professional Webpage:

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2011 - 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Indiana as published in Indianapolis Monthly March 2020, Top Attorneys in Indiana , Indianapolis Monthly, 2022
  • Selected as an Indiana Rising Star, 2012 - 2015
  • Super Lawyer- Family Law 2018, 2021 , Super Lawyer - Family Law , Indianapolis Monthly , 2022
  • Named in Who's Who in the Law
  • Annual Awards Breakfast Recipient for Chapter for 2018, BNI - Central Indiana Fast Trackers Chapter, BNI - Central Indiana, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Marion County Indiana Pro Bono Mediation Days Volunteer, 2018
  • Guardian Ad Litem - Hamilton County , 2022
  • Pro Bono and Modest Means Family Law Mediator - Marion County , 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Association HEAL Volunteer 2019 - 2021, 2022
  • Member, Phindy Parrothead Club Charitable and Social Organization 2001 - 2021, 2021
  • Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program Volunteer 2019 - 2021, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Volunteer, 2019
  • Our Lady of Grace School, Noblesville, Classroom Volunteer, 2019
  • Marion County Pro Bono Volunteer, 2004 - 2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Volunteer, Ask A Lawyer, Ronald McDonald House, 2007 - 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Trained Family Mediator, 2018
  • Member Collaborative Solutions, Collaborative Family Law Practice Group , 2022
  • Modest Means Family Law Mediator, Marion County Indiana , 2022
  • Hamilton County Indiana GAL/CASA Program Training, 2022
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Grant Committee
  • Member, Past Officer, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004 - 2022, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Member and Board Member, Business Networking Institute, 2009 - 2022, 2022
  • Trained Parenting Coordinator, 2009
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Publications Committee
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Committee 2014
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2001 - 2022, Family Law Section , 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Golf Outing Committee, 2019
  • Member, Past Board Member and Past President, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Indiana Chapter, 2009 - 2022, 2022
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board Member and Past President, 2013 - 2022, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Marketing Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Committee, Family Law Track - 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Small and Solo Firm Committee Member , 2015
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2001 - 2022, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Communications Committee, 2018
  • Trained Collaborative Practitioner 
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Budget Committee 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Committee
Educational Background:
  • Meet the Magistrates and Commissioners , 2020
  • Settlement Tips: Mediation and Arbitration , 2021
  • Settlement Tips: Civility & Ethics , 2021
  • Mock Trial: Family Law , 2021
  • You Say More Than You Think , 2021
  • Enrolling the Client in Collaborative Law , 2021
  • Shared Parenting Research , 2020
  • Reunification Therapy Workshop , 2021
  • Resisting Simplicity to Understand Child Resistance: Alienation Meaning in the Field of Family Law , 2020
  • Betting on the Voice of the Child in Parenting Disputes , 2020
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing and Child Custody Cases and Parenting Agreements , 2020
  • Encapsulated Delusion? How Do We Identify It, 2020
  • Teens in the Digital World What Professionals Need to Know , 2020
  • Interdisciplinary Cooperation in High Conflict Shared Custody , 2019
  • From Needs to Resolution: Non-Violent Communication and Negotiation , 2020
  • Overcoming the Alienation Crisis: A Team Model , 2020
  • Concepts, Controversies, and Conundrums of Parent-Child Contact Problems , 2020
  • Mental Health Practitioners' and Judicial Officers' Perspectives on Helpful and Less Helpful Attorney Approaches and Practices in Parental Conflict Litigation , 2019
  • Reunification Therapy, 2019
  • Ethics in Depositions, 2019
  • Set Another Place at the Table: A Child's Voice in Family Law Cases, 2019
  • Important Features of the Hague Abduction Convention - Why the Hague Convention Matters, 2018
  • Evidence for Family Lawyers: Evidentiary Issues Regarding Custody Evaluators & GAL, 2018
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, 2018
  • Professional Conduct and Practice Guidelines in Family Law Cases with Mental Health Experts, 2018
  • Indiana Family Law Update, 2018
  • Unpacking the Baggage of the Collaborative Team, 2018
  • Hot Topics in Premarital Agreements, 2018
  • Family Mediation Training, 2018
  • Anatomy of a Child's Views and Preferences, 2019
  • Understanding Infant Mental Health within the Judicial System, 2019
  • More Data: Defending Individualized Best Interests in the Shared Parenting Debate, 2019
  • Family Justice Innovation: The Future of Family Justice: An International Perspective, 2019
  • Can You Hear Me? Using the Child's Voice to Settle Custody Disputes, 2019
  • Integration of Mental Health and Legal Services in Custody and Parenting Time Disputes With Teenage Children, 2018
  • Sociopaths: The Con Artists of Family Law, 2019
  • Parenting Coordination Pitfalls and Practical Applications, 2018
  • New Developments in Military Pension Division, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 2017
  • Trauma-Informed in the Trenches, 2018
  • Training in Balancing Stepfamilies and Families of Origin, 2017
  • Working with Personality Disorders in Family Law, 2017
  • Training in discerning when to go to Court in family law conflicts., 2017
  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, 2017
  • Tax Implications for Family Lawyers, 2018
  • The Cost of Conflict and Building Containment Strategies to Protect Children, 2017
  • Medical and Mental Health Records and Examinations, 2017
  • Indiana Family Law Update, 2018
  • What's the Judge Got to Do With It?, 2018
  • Checking in on Family Law Apps: Digital Evidence in Custody Disputes, 2018
  • Finding a Post-Divorce Path for Teens, 2018
  • Toward a Trauma-Responsive System of Justice: Untangling Trauma from Drama, 2018
  • 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 
  • Advanced Issues and New Approaches in Working with High-Conflict Families, 2017
  • Diagnostic Tests for Parental Alienation vs. Estrangement, 2018
  • Trained in Research and Practice Working with High Conflict Families, 2017
  • Representing Undocumented Persons in Family Law, 2017
  • Family Law Apps, 2018
  • Addressing Complex Child Interests in Peacemaking Processes in Family Law, 2017
  • Indiana Family Law Update, 2017
  • Unpacking the Baggage of the Collaborative Team, 2018
  • Interviewing Adolescents: How to Talk So Teens Will Answer, 2018
  • Preventing Contact Failure and Alienation: A Multidisciplinary Program, 2018
  • Evidentiary Considerations for GAL Reports and Custody Evaluations, 2018
  • Evidence Based Practice in Family Law: Improving Our Programs to Help Children, 2018
  • Entrenched Post-Separation Parenting Disputes: The Role of Interparental Hatred, 2018
  • Reunification Therapy for Parent-Child Contact Problems , 2017
  • Resilience-Informed Family Law: Building Parenting Plans on Systemic Strengths, 2018
  • Training in dealing with clinical issues, clinical evidence, and clinical experts in family law, 2017
  • Negotiating & Mediating with High Conflict Individuals, 2017
  • Custody Evaluations and Options, 2018
  • Training in speaking to children in family law matters/ the voice of the child in these matters., 2017
  • Electronic Discovery, 2017
  • Ask a Judge, 2018
  • Addiction in the Family: What about the Children., 2017
  • Ask a Judge, 2017
  • How to Prevent and Respond to International Paental Kidnapping, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • An introduction to collaborative law. What is it, who is involved, what is the process, etc. , Speaker , Introduction to Collaborative Law , Collaborative Solutions, Attorney, 2021
  • Introduction to the top myths in family law and what families lawyers do in various practice areas. , Speaker , Myths of Family Law and The Role of the Family Lawyer , All, 2020
  • Contact with Children in a Covid World – 2020
  • Shared Parenting Research, 2020
  • A summary of the areas of expertise of a family law specialist , Presenter , What is a Family Law Specialist , Banking, Insurance, Mortgage Broker, Professional Servies, Medical, 2020
  • Clinical and Forensic Practice in a Covid World – 2020
  • Speaking on the challenges facing women lawyers today, Lecturer, Taboo! It's Not Your Typical Women's Luncheon , Real Estate, Professional Services, Accounting, Banking, Law, 2019
  • A summary of what family law is and how family lawyers can assist individuals., Lecturer and Author, What Family Lawyers Do, BNI - Central Indiana , 2019
  • Handling Real Estate Issues in a Challenging Market, 2012
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, 2011  
  • Trial Practice in Family Law, 2011
  • Divorce and Custody Issues: Law Updates, Assessment, and Treatment, 2011
  • Estate Planning and Family Law, 2011
  • Relocation of Children, 2011
  • Indiana Adoption, 2011
  • Transitions: Single to Married, Married to Single, and Generation to Generation, 2010
  • Legal Ethics, 2009 - 2011
  • New Child Support Guidelines, 2010
  • Property Division Issues in Dissolution of Cohabitant Partnerships, 2009
  • What Factors Most Influence Custody Determinations, 2009
  • Issues in Relocation, 2010
  • Alternatives to Custody Litigation, 2006 - 2007
  • Stock Options, 2007
  • Update on Electronic Discovery, 2007
  • Protective Orders, 2006
  • How family law and mental health professionals interact, laws, duties, responsibilities, and best practices , Speaker, Indiana Psychological Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, How to Use Trusts in Your Divorce, 2015
  • Lecturer and Author, The 10 Myths of Divorce, Family Law, 2016
  • Lecturer and Author, Issue Spotting for the Family Lawyer , Family Law, 2017
  • Lecturer and Author, What Family Lawyers Do, Family Law, 2016
  • Lecturer and Author, Special Considerations for Teenagers in Family Law , Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts - Indiana Chapter, 2017
  • Hope: The Essence of The Collaborative Process
  • Developing Functional Collaborative Teams
  • 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
  • Lecturer for NBI seminars on legal ethics, adoption, divorce, custody, relocation, parenting time, and child support issues.  
  • Lecturer, How to Value I.P. Assets in Divorce Cases , Family Law, 2017
  • Custody in Indiana and Illinois, Indiana Lawyer, 2006
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Selection to Lawyers of Distinction 2020 - 2021, 2021
  • Nomination to Premier Lawyers of America 2020-2021, 2021
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Trained Parenting Coordinator, 2014 - 2022, 2022
  • Trained CASA/GAL Volunteer, Marion and Hamilton County, Indiana, 2018 - 2022, 2022
  • Certified Family Law Mediator, 2018 - 2022, 2022
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, as certified by the Family Law Certification Board, 2009 - 2022, 2022
  • Trained Collaborative Law Professional 2009 - 2022, 2022
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, 2022
  • I have gained physical and legal custody and favorable parenting time plans as well as favorable divisions of assets and debts for many clients over the years. , 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Collaborative Law
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Women In The Law

Office location for Natalie Marie Snyder

11595 N. Meridian Street
Suite 110
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-669-9134


6 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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