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Michael and Heather took the time to understand my needs. They did not overpromise up front and came through for me. They take a personal interest in their clients and are realistic in their expectations. I highly recommend their services. They are very responsive and easy to get in touch with. I wish i would have used them 10 years prior when i first filed for divorce.
Hiring an attorney is a big deal, and trusting your attorney is even more important. Especially when you are dealing with highly contested issues such as Child Custody and out-of-state Removal. It was a leap of faith when I hired Michael, and I did so based on the reviews from this website. I took a chance - and I don't regret it one bit.
I was going through a fairly simple divorce proceeding, with a very complex child custody case. I also wished to move out of state - actually, half way across the country, with my child, to be close to family and a strong support system.
From the moment I had my initial consultation with Michael, I knew he was the right attorney for my case. He knows the law, and will move your case appropriately through the court, with the proper paperwork, and will not leave any stone unturned. He does this with confidence and diligence, never arrogance, and he does it properly, the first time!
The end result of my case: I was able to move out of state with my child. I was awarded sole custody. I am divorced. These are the three things that were most important to me, and I got them all!
I found Michael Craven on Avvo.com and hired him after I had a phone conversion with him. He impressed me that much. Once we met he listen to everything I had to say and made me feel comfortable discussing my situation. Michael thought of things that I did not think of during the divorce process. He always gave me options to every issue and would recommend one, but left it up to me which to choose. He informed me which topics were worth fighting for and which were not. Anytime a legal document (settlement proposal, court order) was written, he would go through the document and explain everything. I was always informed of all correspondences with the opposing attorney and anything related to my case.
We mostly communicated by email. Which worked out really well. If I had a question or concern I’d email him. Michael or Heather Rosenberg (another attorney at the firm) would get back to me the same day. His staff was easy to talk too and very responsive to anything I needed.
Michael is very trust worthy and knowledgeable attorney. He always looked out for my best interests and helped me get a very favorable outcome. So, I highly recommend Michael Craven and would use him again for any matters of family law.
Thank you Michael Craven you’re the best.
Michael Craven & Associates are a great team!
I found Michael Craven on Avvo.com and hired him to handle my divorce case. The divorce case I needed help with was pretty easy, simple and straight forward. The husband had abandoned a marriage a few years ago, and I did not know where to look for him or how to file a divorce myself, and solve this problem. However, Michael Craven knew very well how to approach this issue and was very clear about it. He explained everything from a first step to the last one, which seemed very efficient and not shady. I was also very glad that he did not take the entire fee at once, although it was only $1200; he split a payment in three parts.
I also endorse Heather J. Rosenberg, who assisted me on a court day. She is a young professional, and outstanding in her job!
I absolutely loved working with Michael Craven & Associates through the process of my divorce!
Michael is an excellent attorney. I appreciated working with him. He quickly comprehends the big picture and identifies the crucial issues. He uses time efficiently and proceeds effectively. When I became ill he recognized that it would be hard to continue and asked if I would like to place the process on hold even though doing so may have disrupted his own schedule. It was important to me to be able to trust my attorney's intentions and actions. Michael lived up to that trust fully. He is a true professional.
I never thought I would recommend a divorce lawyer, but after working with Michael, my opinion of the profession has changed dramatically. Michael made the entire process easy. I always felt that he genuinely cared about my case and always kept me informed, every step of the way. The entire process was smooth and very quick. My case was not dragged out any longer than it had to so he could collect more money. I had complete trust he was doing the right thing for me and would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Michael was very smart and thought of things that I did not think of during the divorce process. My kids are young, so I didn't think about payment of certain things when they are older and he brought up issues saving me a lot of money currently and down the line. He was knowledgeable in many areas and brought up points that neither me, my (x) husband or other attorney thought to bring up.
In a crisis, Michael was available, reassuring, proactive and professional. Michael was able to hear my needs/issues, explain the process, and provide a understandable plan of action. It was so nice to be able to reach him by phone and email.
Michael is a very knowledgeable attorney. My only complaint, which is a big one, is that he was not very available to me and was not responsive. Even in critical situations I could only get a hold of him one time per week in the best case and sometimes some times not even that frequently.
While he is a good attorney, I won't use him again or recommend him.
Divorce is never an easy situation, no matter how amicable. For me, it raised so many concerns -- about my kids, finances, quality of life, etc.-- largely overwhelming. For my benefit, I quickly got connected with Michael, and I can't imagine there's a better, more thorough, confident, and empathetic lawyer out there. From the first time I met with him, I felt an enormous sense of confidence -- confident that he would look out for my best interests, confident that he would "talk me off the ledge" when things got tough (which they do, no matter how amicable), and confident that he would work through the process quickly and efficiently. While my case wasn't a multi million dollar divorce, he always made me feel like I was as important as anybody else. He remembered facts and details from my case that most would have forgotten. He was compelling and forcefull with the OA when he needed to be, yet diplomatic so as to de-escalate issues when they arose. He was a master at the written law yet creative in finding solutions when it appeared we were at an impase. And he was on-task and fast-paced, yet emphatetic in those times when I needed it the most. My situation was so emotional at times, and yet every time I talked to Michael, it immediately disarmed me. I just knew that everything would be fine, and that everything would work out. He had a perspective and a context that constantly reassured me, calmed me, and decreased the enormous anxiety I was feeling. I would highly recommend Michael as your representation ... and while I surely hope to not be in this position again, I would re-hire him in a heartbeat.