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Child support: We can help you calculate child support owed by each parent using Illinois state guidelines. We will review every proposed order to ensure it complies with the guidelines, that all relevant income, deductions, or other entitlements are properly considered, and that any deviations made from state guidelines will be accepted by the court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committed Counsel and Smart Strategies in Divorce

 

 

Experienced in handling all divorces, from a simple division of assets and debts to complex and high-asset divorces, Michael understands the unique circumstances facing families. Whether you have more debt than assets, closely held or family-owned businesses, substantial or complex assets or other circumstances that can complicate divorce proceedings – Michael can help. Michaels' skill and access to resources when handling divorce cases give his clients confident, clear, committed representation in cases involving their finances, children and other important interests.

 

Michael Craven gets it. These are the most important things in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.