Wheaton Illinois Collaborative Divorce: Encourage Settlement

Posted by Erin Birt | Apr 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Illinois Collaborative Divorce is an appropriate legal method for  approximately 98% of Illinois divorces or Illinois divorce related cases.  Why? Approximately 98% of Illinois divorce or Illinois divorce related cases settle.  If approximately 98% of cases settle, why do most Illinois divorce attorneys insist on immediately preparing for trial? Are philosophy for a Wheaton Illinois Collaborative Divorce: Encourage Settlement.

There are many answers, some valid, some not so valid. However if preparing for trial before attempting to negotiate a settlement sounds expensive and unnecessary to you, it's probably because it is expensive and, 98% of the time, likely unnecessary.

This is not to imply that the Illinois family law court system should be avoided at all costs; it is very much needed for certain issues, however, most families do not need to start in court.  Most families benefit from professionals that encourage the settlement of issues prior to seeking court involvement.

Illinois Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Erin Birt, was specially trained in Illinois collaborative divorce law practices in 2009. She also has 10 years of family law litigation experience.  Such experience enables her to educate her clients about the benefits of encouraging settlement and how to identify the need for court involvement.

As an Illinois Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Ms. Birt frequently works with clients that recognize the importance of resolving family disputes privately and without the threat of going to court.

Illinois Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Erin Birt, serves clients in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Lombard, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, and Oak Brook as well as other cities located in DuPage County. We have experience serving clients in Cook County, Will County, and Kane County.

For more information about the Illinois Collaborative Divorce process, please view our video.  Contact the office today to set a free ½ hour consultation with Illinois Collaborative Divorce Attorney Erin Birt to discuss your divorce options.

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About the Author

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 coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.


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