Chicago Divorce Attorney
Chicago Divorce Attorney Michael Craven knows the divorce process can be or appear to be complex and overwhelming. I make sure my clients understand why we are taking each step through this process. I look at the entire situation objectively, always with an eye on the end result; working with my clients to find the best solutions for them and their families. With my proven track record as one of the top rated divorce and family law attorneys in the Chicagoland area, I have helped many people through the divorce process.
Chicago Divorce Attorney Michael Craven represent people in all aspects of family law. My clients have issues concerning custody, child support, property division, business valuation, finding hidden assets and income, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and grandparents’ rights. For those planning to marry, I write prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements for individuals who have already taken the big step. See the Practice Areas section for more details.
In addition to representing my clients in the courtroom, I solve issues using alternative dispute processes such as Collaborative Law and mediation that can be employed to settle cases between disagreeing spouses. Drawing upon my previous work experience as a Certified Public Account and tax attorney, I negotiate, and if required litigate, financial issues in matrimonial cases.
I am proud of my credentials that make me recognized and respected by my peers. Chicago Divorce Attorney Michael Craven is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which is a select national group of attorneys acknowledged as prominent family law practitioners. Every year since 2009, I have been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network and have also been named an Illinois Super Lawyer. A Super Lawyer is considered the best in their profession and “represent the top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Illinois.” According to the Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Rating System, I have received the highest rating, which denotes “adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.” I have been selected by my peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America© in the practice area of Family Law.
Throughout the State of Illinois, Chicago Divorce Attorney Michael Craven is asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education Programs. I have authored articles and a book chapter, been consulted by the print media on family law issues, have appeared on television and radio, and have been quoted in numerous publications. During my career, I have taught courses for and lectured to non-lawyers on a variety of family law issues.
People in crisis want me to help them because I listen to them and understand their point of view. They want someone who can provide the emotional support needed as they go through a critical period in their life. My clients use words like “trustworthy,” “calm” and “empathetic” to describe me. My clients tell me they feel calmer after talking with me. Chicago Divorce Attorney Michael Craven goal is to help my clients make smart decisions.
Chicago Divorce Attorney Michael Craven comes from a family of lawyers. My father was also a divorce attorney so I have been connected with the profession for decades. With more than 25 years of family law experience, clients know my vast legal knowledge will help them reach a fair settlement.
If you have questions, I’m here to help you. Working together, we can make the best decisions that will have a positive impact on your case, as well as your future.