Natalie M. Snyder

Natalie M. Snyder

Carmel, Indiana

Natalie Snyder is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the Family Law Certification Board. She is also a trained collaborative lawyer, a trained parenting coordinator, and has been named a “Rising Star” in Indianapolis Monthly magazine four years for family law. She has lectured and written on various family law issues and represented medical, legal, accounting, financial, closely held business owners, family farms, executives and other professionals and spouses. In addition to complex legal divisions of assets and debts, Natalie has specialized in developing unique custody and parenting time plans to meet the needs of her individual clients. Natalie is a member of the Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations, and she is the past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Natalie is an Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow and was a member of the Foundation’s Grant Committee in 2012.

Natalie resides with her husband and daughter in Cicero, Indiana. Natalie has concentrated her practice in legal matters related to relationship transitions including matrimonial and family law, high conflict family resolutions, paternity, cohabitation agreements, premarital and postnuptial agreements, child custody, relocation, parenting time, support, and interstate disputes and modifications.

Natalie has specialized in the peacemaking process of alternative dispute resolution through collaborative law, mediation, parenting coordination, and other closed processes for counseling and evaluations, including specializing in high conflict parents, personality disorders, and addictions in families. Natalie understands the lifelong consequences of conflict on children and helps to resolve matters through peacekeeping processes, when possible, and litigation when not possible.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic and Paternity Litigation
  • Peacemaking Processes, including collaborative law, parenting coordination, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and closed counseling and evaluations
  • 100% Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution/ Peacemaking Processes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2001


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Communications/Public Relations
    • Minor: Political Science
  • New Developments in Military Pension Division: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Published Works

  • When is Custodial Parent's Relocation Grounds for Change in Custody in Indiana and Illinois, Indiana Lawyer, Family Law Section, 2005
  • Custody in Indiana and Illinois, Indiana Lawyer, 2006


  • Negotiating and Mediating with High Conflict Personalities, 2017
  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, 2017
  • Electronic Discovery, 2017
  • Indiana Family Law Cases, 2017
  • Dealing with Medical and Mental Health Records and Examinations, 2017
  • Ask a Judge, 2017
  • Reunification Therapy for Parent-Child Contact Problems, 2017
  • Advanced Issues and New Approaches in Working with High-Conflict Families, 2017
  • Working with Personality Disorders in Family Law, 2017
  • Special Considerations for Teenagers in Family Law, 2017
  • New Developments in Military Pension Division: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 2017
  • Digital Evidence, 2017
  • Update on Parenting Coordination Guidelines and Practices, 2017
  • Addiction in the Family: What About the Children, 2017
  • The Cost of Conflict and Containment Strategies to Protect Children, 2017
  • Addressing Complex Child Interests in Peacemaking Processes, 2017
  • When are Children Ready to Speak, When are Parents Ready to Hear in Family Law, 2017
  • Sometimes You Just Gotta Go to Court, When to Involve Adjudication, 2017
  • How to Deal with Clinical Issues, Clinical Evidence, and Clinical Experts, 2017
  • How to Balance Stepfamilies and Families of Origin, 2017
  • Research and How to Work with High Conflict Families, Including Rejection, Alienation, Estrangement, and Personality Disorders, 2017
  • Resolving Conflict through Online Dispute Resolution, 2017
  • How to Value Intellectual Property in Divorce Cases, 2017
  • How to Value and Use Trusts in Your Divorce, 2016
  • Challenges When Dividing Low Asset Marital Estates in Collaborative , 2015
  • When The Going Gets Tough: Resources and Advice for High Conflict Family Cases, 2015
  • Children and Sexual Behavior: What is Normal and When Should We Be Concerned , 2015
  • Handling Real Estate Issues, 2011
  • 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 - Present
  • 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 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Family Law, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Family Law), 2012 - 2015
  • Graduate of Leadership Training, Integrating Women Leaders, 2011
  • American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute Graduate, 2007
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series Graduate, 2005
  • Indiana Trial Advocacy Graduate, 2002
  • Named in Who's Who in the Law
  • Selected Top 40 Under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Board Member and President Elect
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Indiana Chapter President Elect, 2017
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals , Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, 2001 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Past Member Delegate, 2002 - 2004
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Section, 2004 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation , Distinguished Fellow, 2011 - Present
  • Impact Fund, Board Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar leader Series III
  • Sagamore Inns of Court
  • Henry County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2001 - 2003
  • Wesley W. Ratliff, Jr. & Alva A. Cox American Inns of Court, Member, 2001 - 2003
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Board Member, Indiana Chapter, 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Indianapolis Chapter, 2008 - 2011
  • Bingham McHale Women's Forum, 2008 - 2011
  • Impact 100, Member, Family Committee, 2010
  • Business Networking Institute, Member, Officer, 2009 - Present
  • Heartland Pro Bono Volunteer, Protective Order Project Chair, 2004 - 2010
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Indiana Chapter, Board Member and President Elect, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bingham & McHale, 2007 - 2011
  • The Nice Law Firm, 2006 - 2007
  • Kiefer & McGoff, 2003 - 2006
  • Hayes, Copenhaver & Crider, 2001 - 2003


  • Delta Gamma