|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2003||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2016|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2015|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2014|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|2012 Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2012|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2011|
|Top Women Lawyers||Lawyers Weekly||2011|
|Pro Bono Circle of Excellence||State Bar of Michigan||2010|
|Outstanding Woman Law Student||Women Lawyers Association of Michigan||2002|
|Distinguished Student||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2002|
|Co-Owner & Partner||Alane & Chartier, PLC||2007 - 2017|
|Senior Staff Attorney||Michigan Supreme Court||2004 - 2007|
|Staff Attorney||Michigan Court of Appeals||2003 - 2004|
|Prehearing Staff Attorney||Michigan Court Of Appeals||2002 - 2003|
|Adjunct Professor||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2002 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education||Board Member -- Family Law Advisory||2010 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2007 - Present|
|Ingham County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2002 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan||Immediate Past President||2013 - 2013|
|Resolution Services Center||Board Member||2013 - 2014|
|Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan||President||2012 - 2012|
|Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan||President-Elect||2011 - 2011|
|Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan||Treasurer||2010 - 2010|
|Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan||Secretary||2009 - 2009|
|Herrmann v Herrmann (2)||Leave granted -- first hurdle surmounted. Waiting for oral argument.|
|Atkinson v Atkinson||Victory for Natalie's Client|
|Herrmann v Herrmann||Victory for Natalie's client|
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|ICLE -- Top Tips Video Series||Defending a Motion to Change Domicile||2010|
|ICLE -- Top Tips Video Series||Winning a Motion to Change Domicile||2010|
|Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS||Attorney Advertising||2008|
|Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS||Family Collaborative Practice – Resolving Domestic Disputes Respectfully and Without Court||2008|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Central Michigan University||Voice, Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|University of Kentucky||Rural Sociology||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Handling Property Division & Spousal Support Issues||Valuation of Assets in Divorce||2013|
|Family Law Section Annual Winter Seminar||Medical Marijuana and Custody & Parenting Time||2013|
|Custody, Support, and Parenting Time Update||Recent Legal Developments||2013|
|Michigan Judge's Association Conference||Medical Marijuana and Family Law||2012|
|Eleventh Annual Family Law Institute||Navigating Privilege Issues in Discovery and Trial||2012|
|Tenth Annual Family Law Institute||Up in Smoke: The Intersection of Medical Marijuana and Custody||2011|
|Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy||To Jointly File or Not: How to Advise Your Family Law Divorce||2011|
|Ninth Annual Family Law Institute||Advanced Strategies in Child Support Calculation||2010|
|International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners Annual Forum||Collaborative Draftsmanship: Finessing the Successful Preparation of Minutes and Agreements||2010|
|Handling Property Division & Spousal Support Issues||Property Valuation in Divorce||2010|
|Fundamentals of Divorce Practice & Procedure Series||Custody, Parenting Time, & Support||2009|
Posted by Amy
I was extremely impressed with Natalie Alane as a divorce lawyer. She was logical in her assessment to me of how divorce works in Michigan and in my county. There were special circumstances in my case related to a special needs child and Natalie focused on gaining a deep understanding of the nuances that helped my child remain healthy and happy. Watching Natalie interact with the various decision-makers was art and passion in motion. Natalie has found her calling. She has a deep commitment to her clients and works extra hard to understand how your case is unique. In turn, she is then able to advocate for you quickly during her representation.
I have referred several others to Natalie for her services and all are also very impressed and pleased with their decision to hire a committed professional. Well Done!
Posted by L R
Natalie was the best guide I could have asked for through the collaborative divorce process. She made sense of the legal jargon and was a wonderful communicator. I'm very grateful to her and would highly recommend her.
Posted by Eric
I recently went thru a custody dispute where my ex was making false accusations and manipulating the children. Natalie was recommended to me by a friend who said as lawyers go she was a "Bull Dog". She was right! Upon my first consultation she reviewed the claims, instantly saw them for what they really were and reassured me that my case could be won.
It was not uncommon to get emails from Natalie late in the evening or early in the morning. Many as late as 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. She is tireless! I felt like I was her most valuable client thru the whole process. Her staff is 2nd to none, the too made me feel like I was the center of their universe. It's such a good feeling when you're in a stressful situation to feel like everything is going to be okay.
She is honest and will tell you when things are in your favor or not. In my Emergency Injunction Hearing she proved to me she was the best. She out performed, out classed and proved the claims that were being made against my new wife and I were false. The judge sided with us and I was able to keep my kids for the summer and until the next hearing date. Soon after my ex wife softened here tone and became willing to "settle out of court".
When the dust finally settled, I had more time with my kids than when I started. I'd hire her all over again if given the chance, there are no regrets. When a friend recently confided in me that he needed an attorney I didn't hesitate and gave him Natalie's contact information.
Thank you for all of your support during one of the hardest times in my life.
Scott Limmer, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Natalie is a trustworthy, caring, hard-working attorney in the area of family law and divorce who I would highly recommend. Not only is she an excellent advocate but she truly understands the emotions her clients are experiencing. Natalie always gives her full, undivided attention to every case she works on. You can be sure that your case is in good hands if she's working on it.