Birt Family Law is committed to keeping your family out of court and working towards a positive resolution


Family Centered Divorce ∙ Mediation ∙ Co-Parenting

Birt Family Law is the family centered law and mediation practice with a focus on Restorative Divorce; offering creative and supportive legal and mediation solutions with one goal: keeping the separating family out of court and working together towards a positive resolution.

We offer multiple options to achieve this goal including mediation, coaching, co-parenting strategies, and Restorative Divorce services. 

Our Promise

- We promote and educate interested parties about the alternatives to courtroom litigation.
- We enable and empower each client to negotiate and create resolutions to family matters that consider and address their particular relationship, unique family, special family traditions, assets and liabilities, and hopes for the future.
- We commit to Restorative Divorce services to guide our clients to a place of peace and resolution.

“Family Law & Mediation has always been a natural fit for me. Every day I rely on my background in anthropology, mental health services, and restorative justice practices to help my clients. I have always been intrigued by, and want to better understand, why people do what they do and how their overall well-being can help determine how best that person and the family can function going forward.” 

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Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of co-parenting and Restorative Divorce solutions. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.

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Tyler Birt

Since 2007, Tyler Birt has been a legal assistant and bookkeeper for several Illinois law firms. He has managed and provided paralegal services for Birt Family Law since 2010. Mr. Birt manages all billing matters and all financial production case files. His background in accounting greatly assists our clients during the complex financial disclosure phase of their parenting or divorce case.

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Karen Hansel

As Administrative Assistant at Birt Family Law, Karen's involvement in daily operations include managing client inquiries, document preparation, client communications, and helping our clients with access to the Birt Family Law team as necessary.

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Birt Family Law is committed to keeping the separating family out of court and working together towards a positive resolution.