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.
Posted by anonymous
It's hard to describe all of the ways that Natalie exceeded my every expectation. She helped me to set some things right after my ex-husband and I hit some rough patches in our DIY divorce and custody arrangements. She approached each situation with a disciplined business strategy: what did I hope to achieve? She was able to set my expectations with what was likely to happen, negotiate bumps in the road that would have been catastrophic had I been handling the situation without her. She kept a clear head, keeping each new decision and scenario clean in explaining to me how the law would view it, and steering me away from complicating details that were irrelevant. (This is so key because in a divorce, you'll think it's relevant that your ex is a jerk. Natalie doesn't waste your time and money by letting you believe that will be relevant.).
She was so respectful of my time and budget, and she was an absolute bulldog on the legal points where it helped us. Her legal briefings were full of references to legal precedent, compared with the opposing attorney's briefings reading like an episode of Jerry Springer. It was clear that the judge and mediators that we worked with respected her enormously, and it was easy to see why.
Posted by Allison
When I decided to file for divorce I went to another lawyer.....Leaving that office I felt defeated and I had not even signed any papers. Then I was referred to Natalie, and I am so thankful for that. After our first meeting I was confident that she would take good care of me and she did. She told me we would settle our divorce and custody issues out of court and she was right even though I wasn't so sure. She answered every question I ever had, sometimes 2-3 times because she knew I needed reassurance. She got me the exact custody agreement I was hoping for and settled my divorce, benefiting more than I had expected. I am so thankful I chose her for an attorney. One of the best decisions I've ever made.
Posted by Sandra
I am not sure I can put in words how much Natalie has done and is doing for my family, but I will try. I turned to Natalie for help with a long exhausting family court case riddled with trauma, abuse, and a whole lot of nastiness from my ex. Natalie took on our case without hesitation. She not only took on our case but she, and her incredible staff hit the ground running! They were able to provide swift resolution in the midst of a traumatic situation to keep my child safe, to which I will be forever grateful for. Natalie and her team have diligently fought over the last couple years whether it be writing motions, litigation, in mediation, or toe to toe in a courtroom, she has never wavered. Natalie’s professionalism is top-notch! She is witty, stealth, fierce, and firm in a courtroom! The care and attention she shows her clients is absolutely outstanding! Natalie is THE attorney to have in your corner, she will go to bat and not back down! I cannot possibly sing enough praises!
Posted by Jeff
Amazing, ,Outstanding, in a league of her own. These are just a few of the words I could say after working with Natalie Alane of Alane & Chartier P.L.C. We were involved in a 2 year custody battle that had been ugly from the start. Natalie and her team were always on point, got the facts straight and were able to provide us with the strength and knowledge we needed to protect our love ones from harm. With them in your corner it's a sure knockout!!
Now with us being involved with an adoption case we once again turn to Natalie and her team. They have the best advice and great at keeping us informed of any updated info. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
Posted by Jena
We hired Natalie to handle our extremely serious, highly detailed custody case. Not only did she make us feel like we were her only case but she treated us like family!! She feels so strongly about her cases that you are immediately put at ease knowing that this woman is going to put everything she's got into getting you what you want and need. She is always available when you need her and keeps you in the loop as things change. She is laid-back but extremely professional. Natalie made our hugely stressful case tremendously easier on us. We all know lawyers cost money, this woman is worth every penny and more!!!
Posted by Laura
Natalie Alane is a superb attorney. She is a true advocate who was able to handle my very difficult custody case, thus changing and improving my son's life for the better. I found Natalie to be supportive and kind, and a powerful asset in the courtroom. Professional, excellent communication skills: She is able to mediate and see the big picture; works well with other attorneys and court personnel, and will advocate for what is right. I felt like Natalie Alane represented me like she would a member of her own family. On a side note, I found her support staff to be competent, responsive, and professional. If I ever need legal help again, I will choose Natalie Alane as my attorney.
Posted by Rebecca
I first met Natalie after working with another attorney who had really botched my child custody case. I was scared and feeling desperate about my situation. Natalie immediately put my mind at ease and got right to work on my case. She worked tirelessly to get the best possible outcome and really took the time to explain the process to me and to familiarize herself with my case. She is extremely professional, confident, considerate, honest and knowledgeable. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had Natalie on my side and I know that if I have need again in the future, I can depend on her for honest, professional advice at a very reasonable cost. I can't imagine how I would have gotten through such a rough time in my life if not for Natalie.