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Dedicated to Serving FAMILIES throughout the CHICAGO area for Over 25 Years.

Family Lawyer Highland Park - Divorce Lawyers Chicago



The divorce process can be complicated. I make sure my clients understand why we are taking each step through this process. With my proven track record as one of the top rated divorce and family law attorneys in the Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and counties, my team and I have helped many people navigate through the divorce process.  My CPA and financial background as a tax attorney are key when working with my clients with high net worth.


Growing up and living in the northern suburbs has given me important insights when working with my North Shore clients.  I have built a strong connection to the community and the many resources it offers.  I am active with the North Suburban Bar Association and other volunteer organizations.


I represent people in all aspects of family law. In addition to representing my clients in the courtroom, I solve issues using alternative dispute processes such as Collaborative Law and mediation that can be employed to settle cases between disagreeing spouses. I negotiate, and if required litigate in court, financial issues in divorce and family law cases.


I am proud of my credentials that make me recognized and respected by my peers. I am a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Leading Lawyers and an Illinois Super Lawyer. A Super Lawyer is considered the best in their profession and “represent the top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Illinois.” According to the Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Rating System, I have received the highest rating, which denotes “adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.”

Throughout the State of Illinois, I am asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education Programs. I have authored articles and a book chapter, been consulted by the print media on family law issues, have appeared on television and radio, and have been quoted in numerous publications. During my career, I have taught courses for and lectured to non-lawyers on a variety of family law issues as well as other legal topics. I also have two columns in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, a local newspaper for Chicago attorneys.

People in crisis want me to help them because of my compassionate disposition. I bring calm to my cases but can fight when necessary. My goal is to assist my clients to make the best decisions for them.

If you have questions, please call me. We can make the right decisions that will have a positive impact on your unique case, as well as your future.


Michael Craven -Family Lawyer Highland Park – Chicago, IL 60601