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Mark A. Glazier

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For over 25 years, Mark Glazier has been guiding professionals, business owners, high income earners, individuals with significant net worth, and the spouses of these individuals through complex divorce and family law matters.

Business valuation experience
As a business owner, Mark understands the hard work and risk incurred by owners and entrepreneurs to achieve financial success. He brings his best efforts to each matter to ensure that his client's interests are considered in resolving marital disputes. Mark has extensive experience with complex financial issues incident to divorce such as valuing closely held companies and the tax ramifications associated with divorce.

Executive compensation experience
Mark has worked with many executives, and the spouses of high-profile executives, in complex divorce and child custody proceedings. He understands that discretion is of the utmost importance and works to maintain the integrity and reputation of each client. Mark has experience with many facets of executive compensation involved in family law and divorce cases, including stock options and stock grants, retirement and benefits packages, and other intangible benefits beyond the tax return.

Family farm and landholder experience
A native Hoosier, Mark realizes that landholdings for farm families are part of a legacy of stewardship and must be protected for the prosperity of future generations. He assists multi-generational farm families with negotiating prenuptial agreements, complex estate planning considerations, and if needed, divorce and child custody proceedings. His work for farm families is done with an appreciation of the land and its value to the entire family.

Mark’s approach

Using both a strategic and pragmatic approach, Mark aims to minimize risk while working toward acceptable resolutions. He has conducted over 500 mediations and is trained in collaborative divorce resolution. Having this training and experience furthers his ability to help individuals navigate through the frequently turbulent waters surrounding the dissolution of their marriage and a change in their family dynamic.

For over 20 years, Mark has been presenter and panelist at seminars instructing other lawyers on a myriad of diverse issues related to family law such as how to cross examine a psychologist when there is an adverse custodial evaluation to issue spotting when dividing retirement assets.

As the father of four, Mark brings a deep understanding of how different children have different needs and how different parenting styles may have completely different effects on children. He is sensitive to the issues that a stay at home parent will encounter upon having to re-enter the workforce due to an impending divorce. He has extensive experience in custody cases involving the potential relocation of one parent. Understanding these dynamics coupled with the experience of trying scores of contested custody and parenting time disputes enables him to provide seasoned and practical counsel to individuals with families in conflict over children.

Mark is the son of an Eagle Scout, is an Eagle Scout, and is the father of an Eagle Scout. The values learned in Scouting continue to guide his professional and personal life. Mark's clients know that when they are enduring potentially one of their most difficult experiences, he will be there with them every step of the way to counsel them with integrity, sensitivity and with his best efforts and experience.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child-Related Issues
  • Complex Property Division
  • Divorce
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Collaborative Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator, 2014
  • Certified Family Law Specialist - Family Law Certification Board, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1993

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Economics & History

Presentations

Child Custody 
  • Evidence Seminar to Marion Superior Court Family Division Judicial Officers, 2021
  • Covid 19 and Family Law: When Parents Disagree over Vaccinations and Other Issues, Hamilton County Bar Association, 2021
  • Not Every Child Support Calculation is Straight Forward: Child Support Calculation Nuances for Mediators, ICLEF, 2020
  • UCCJA: Identifying Home State Issues, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2017
  • Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, 2013
  • Family Law Evidence: Is it In or Is it Out?, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2012
  • Introducing a Child’s Out of Court Statement into Evidence, Family Law Institute, ICLEF, 2011
  • Paved with Good Intentions: When Parenting Coordination Goes Bad, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2010
  • Child Custody & Time Sharing in Indiana, National Business Institute, 1999
Executive Considerations
  • Executive Compensation: What is it, how to find it, and how to draft for it in decree, Family Law Institute, ICLEF, 2019
  • ABCs of QDROs, ICLEF, 1999
Family Farm Considerations
  • Security for Property Settlement Agreements, Family Law Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 2017
Mental Health Considerations
  • Obtaining Mental Health Records and Getting Them Into Evidence, Hamilton County Bar Association, 2017
  • Understanding Mental Health Disorders and the Use of the MMPI Exams in Family Law Settings, The Family Law Summit, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2011
  • Ethical Obligations with Mentally Challenged Parties, Indiana Bench-Bar Conference, 2011
  • How to Cross Examine a Psychologist, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1998
Professionalism 
  • Settlement Tips for Successful Mediation and Arbitration, Indianapolis Bench-Bar Conference, 2021
  • Cultural Competence in Domestic Relations Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2020
  • Dealing with a Difficult Opposing Counsel: What NOT to do and What to Do, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (“ICLEF”), 2020
  • Responding to the Challenges of Cross Cultural Representation & Advocacy, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2019
  • Getting Your Evidence In So You Can Win, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2018
  • Ethics of Collecting Attorney Fees, Family Law Institute, ICLEF, 2016
  • Legal and Ethical Obligations if Child Abuse and/or Child Pornography Occurs or is Suspected in your Case, Indiana Bench Bar Conference, 2016
  • Responding to the Challenges of Cross Cultural Representation and Advocacy, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2015
  • Attorney Fees: How to Get Paid for the Work We Do and Avoid Ethical Problems, ICLEF, 2014
  • Responding to the Challenges of Cross Cultural Representation and Advocacy, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2014
General Family Law Considerations
  • Family Law Issue Spotting: Know What You Don’t Know, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2014
  • Advanced Evidentiary Issues, The Family Law Summit, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2010
  • Drafting and using Qualified Domestic Relations Order, ICLEF, 2008
  • Indiana Bench-Bar Conference, 2007
  • Family Law Jeopardy, ICLEF, 2006
  • Family Law Jurisdiction, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2005
  • Indiana Bench-Bar Conference, 2005
  • How Bankruptcy Affects Your Practice, ICLEF, 2005
  • Discovery, Depositions and Evidentiary Matters, ICLEF, 2003
  • Family Law Meets the World of Bankruptcy, ICLEF, 2003
  • Protective Orders, Practice & Procedures, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2003
  • Marital Agreements Deskbook, ICLEF, 2003
  • Family Law Litigation in Indiana, National Business Institute, 2002
  • Family Law Jeopardy, ICLEF, 2001
  • Equitable Distribution in Divorce Settlements, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Evidence for Family Law Practitioners, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2001
  • Evidence for Family Law Practitioners, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2000
  • Family Law Litigation in Indiana, National Business Institute, 2000
  • Two Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy Law Meets Family Law, ICLEF, 2000
  • Family Law Update, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1999
  • Family Law & Bankruptcy, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2004-2021
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2006
  • Certificate of Excellence in Legal Education, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2001
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 2003-2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee 1995-2005, Chair 2000
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Family Law Section Chair, 2016
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals