Posted by Brad
Natalie has helped me tremendously through a long and drawn out custody dispute. I hired her initially to appeal what was a completely uninformed decision by a judge, which we won. She then took my case back to the judge, where he reversed his initial decision (correctly, I'd like to add). Then she fought for me again when my ex tried to appeal that. It didn't even go back to court that time around.
I myself tend to be a bit of a control freak, but it didn't take long for me to realize that I could trust Natalie to truly bat for me, to know what angle to take, and to deliver exactly what needed to be done. She knows her stuff, and knows how to use that knowledge.
Do not underestimate the importance of familiarity with the local system and respect among the judges. While I do believe that most judges will make their decisions objectively and wisely with as much information as they have, I figured out that it is still human nature (regardless of who you are) to know who you can trust, and whose word you respect. Natalie has tremendous rapport with the judges in the area, as well as fellow attorneys. She commands respect, and it is readily apparent when she speaks and is heard, that her thoughts and opinions are valued. Whether or not it should, I do believe this makes a difference. It's only natural.
Beyond fighting for you, and doing so with total competence and professionalism, Natalie will truly care for the struggles you're facing, and who you are as a person.
Also - she's really good at easing the tension and awkwardness while you're sitting around in court waiting for things to happen. More than once, I REALLY appreciated that.
Posted by Jamie
I cannot praise Natalie enough! She has been a god send in my life. Natalie was referred and highly recommended to me by a personal friend, whom would never lead me a stray. Natalie is an AMAZING lawyer; you definitely get your money's worth and then some!
Natalie is so personable, attentive, knowledgeable, intelligent (genius actually!), witty, empathetic and so much more.
Natalie made it easy to deal with a "father" who has been fighting to support his child to the bare minimum for over a year now. Every step in the process was clearly outlined and explained. Possible outcomes were discussed and future "moves" were detailed. I never felt ill prepared and had the utmost confidence that Natalie would fight to the bitter end.
Natalie has contacted me via phone in the evenings to touch base, update, etc... I've received email communications on weekends to keep me well informed. Natalie ensures you, as a client, to be virtually worry-free during the process. In addition, her paralegal staff is just as compassionate and hardworking for you as she is.
I gained a companion by utilizing her services. Natalie is THE BEST and I will proudly recommend her to friends & family. The BEST person to have in your corner, I call her my "secret weapon".
She IS that good!
Posted by a Child Custody client
Natalie was the most competent professional I've ever worked with. She did an amazing job handling my case and was also a wonderful and supportive person throughout the whole process. She remembered all of the details of my case without prompting or reminders, I believe that she really cared about me and my child.
Natalie was able to accomplish what other lawyers I saw said would be impossible. I couldn't give someone a higher recommendation than I would like to give to Natalie.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Natalie Alane is a brilliant Family Law practitioner. The depth of her knowledge is very impressive and her compassion toward me and dedication to my case was evident from the start. I can't possibly express how thankful I am to have had such a tremendous advocate in my corner. She took the time to help me understand the laws pertaining to my case; She prepped me fully for court; She represented me with passion and demonstrated wholly the expert she truly is in the field. I very highly recommend her.
Posted by Nancy
Natalie and her paralegal made my long divorce flow very smoothly. I live out of state and because my ex-husband left me in a dire financial state, I was unable to travel to Michigan. Everything went in a timely matter and I was well informed by Natalie or the paralegal every step of the way. She called even on Saturday or Sunday evenings to keep me posted. I greatly appreciate her dedication to her clients. Her compassion and dedication gave me peace of mind.
Posted by John
Natalie was referred to me by a very respected and very well accomplished family law lawyer out of Ann Arbor and it didn't take long to see why. I needed great, knowledgeable representation for an extremely important custody case involving my infant daughter. Natalie completely exceeded all of my expectations. She kept me informed constantly throughout the entire process while working very hard to make sure that I was more than prepared while putting many of my fears to rest. The amount of communication and best of all genuine concern that I received from Natalie was second to none. Because of all of this I was granted not just some but all of my requests in regards to my case and I was able to go pick up my daughter for the first time! I was so satisfied with Natalie that I recommended her to a friend who also received outstanding results from her in a custody matter involving her daughter. I also reached out to Natalie a second time for help and advice with a matter involving my son and again was highly satisfied. So I will not hesitate to reach out to her again if need be nor will I hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of outstanding legal representation.
Posted by a Divorce client
Divorce is a very difficult and stressful thing to go through, but going through it with Natalie sure made things easier! She steps you through the process, keeping you well informed of every little detail all the way through. Natalie treated me with great respect and would respond to my questions with professional answers and in a timely fashion, no matter how dumb the question or how busy her schedule. She once even e-mailed me a few responses to some trivial questions I had while she was on vacation. Simply put, she always puts her client's needs first.
Natalie showed a great depth of knowledge concerning divorce law, from our first meeting together, right through the last court appearance. She is a very kind person, which makes it very easy to talk to her about personal issues, which is often necessary in a divorce case, but more impressive is how she handles herself in court. She is very confident once she is in that setting, it made me very glad that she was on my side!!
I know firsthand how difficult divorce can be, but felt so lucky that I was able to go through the process with Natalie!!
Posted by a Divorce client
Natalie has the perfect combination of skill, knowledge, and compassion, which allow her to give you the best possible representation. She has gone above and beyond to make sure I was protected and to let me know what is happening at every step in my case. I had referred people to Natalie for years, and there was no question who I would turn to when I needed legal assistance myself.