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Litigation is the most traditional route—and the most expensive and time-consuming. You and your spouse usually hire divorce attorneys and duke it out until a settlement is reached, either by you or a judge. That said, litigation doesn’t mean you’re definitely going to wind up in court, and, in fact, most cases don’t go to trial. “They settle at some point," says Newman. "It’s just a question of when and how much you’re going to spend.” But you can go to court, maybe even a few times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Understanding the System

 

Michael Craven can help you understand how the court may rule in your case and how mandatory mediation of your parenting plan works.

 

 

Your parenting plan must include certain things – like how often your children stay with you and which holidays are spent with which parent. But it can also include other details that are important to you – like transportation to the children’s sporting events or lessons, and down to the frequency or schedule of phone calls with your kids when it’s not your parenting time.