Ms. Wanzer is a founding attorney of Wanzer Edwards, PC where she focuses her practice in family law, including collaborative law, family mediation, parenting coordination and representation of children as a guardian ad litem. Ms. Wanzer earned her Juris Doctor summa cum laudefrom the Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law. She graduated magna cum laudefrom Ball State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in English and advertising.
Ms. Wanzer was the founding President of the Board of Directors for the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, which provides innovative alternatives to litigating divorce and family law matters, with an emphasis on co-parenting and resolving cases without court intervention. She has presented numerous seminars regarding collaborative law including a two-day basic training for attorneys, mental health practitioners and financial professionals in interdisciplinary collaborative law, an educational teleseminar on Collaborative law for the National Business Institute called “Collaborative Law in Family Law Disputes”, and seminars on the Collaborative family law process for the ICLEF Masters Series program and Indiana State Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Conference. She authored a book called “Introduction to Collaborative Divorce” released by James Publishing in 2014.
Ms. Wanzer is a registered family mediator and trained parenting coordinator providing services to families facing the changing circumstances which accompany dissolution of marriage, custody and parenting time modifications, child support modifications and paternity determinations. Her commitment to the private resolution of family issues, the preservation of positive working relationships within families, and her calm demeanor and sensitivity in the face of emotional challenges make her the ideal choice as a mediator or parenting coordinator for family law matters. Ms. Wanzer is a frequent speaker and presenter on issues involving mediation and mediator ethics.
Ms. Wanzer serves as a guardian ad litem representing the interests of children in courts across central Indiana. She passionately advocates for the best interests of children while at the same time seeking to shield them from the need to personally participate in the legal process.
Ms. Wanzer currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and serves on the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Bar Association. She teaches bar review courses to recent graduates through the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Review Course. Ms. Wanzer is the Chair of the Women in Law committee of the Indiana State Bar Association where she coordinates the Lady Justice program with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Ms. Wanzer volunteers her time as a Guardian ad Litem in the Marion County Superior courts and with the Marion County Modest Means Mediation program.