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Michael Craven provide valuable services for his clients, including:

 

    Evaluation of all marital property, including real estate, financial assets, personal property and debt
    Examination of all financial information of both parties, including gifts and inheritances
    Professional practice and business valuation
    Property appraisals (real estate and personal property)
    Evaluation of retirement accounts
    Evaluation of financial investments and accounts
    Evaluation of tax consequences related to the distribution of various assets
    Separating out gifts and inheritances from the marital estate

 

 

 

Aspects of Michaels' commitment include:

   

Diligence: Attention to detail is incredibly important when sifting through personal and business assets. In complex cases, we may work with industry experts and professionals to ensure that discovery and investigations are handled properly.

 

Insight: Michaels' clients have plenty on their minds, including the future of their finances. Our experience in these matters enables us to ask questions and pursue the most appropriate course of action in an effort to protect you and your financial interests at all turns.

 

Advocacy: You deserve to be treated fairly. Whether you were the primary provider or you cared for the family home and raised your children, Michael will aggressively voice your case when fighting for spousal support and child support for your children.

 

 

 

 

If parents cannot reach an agreement through their attorneys and/or mediation, the judge will decide the custody arrangement based on various criteria, including:

 

    The mental and physical health of both parents.
    The child’s relationship with both parents.
    The child’s wishes if he or she is mature enough to make an informed decision.
    The wishes of both parents.
    The safety, stability and future opportunities offered by each parent.


In most cases, Illinois judges typically favor a joint custody arrangement where both parents take an active role in raising their children.

 

In cases involving children, Michael believes that the emotional costs involved in trial for you and your children often outweigh the benefits of going to trial. In many cases, our child custody and support clients are able to reach an agreement with Michaels' guidance and support. If not, Michael will fight for you in court.