What is Collaborative Divorce?

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Illinois, couples have several options for divorce. One option often used in Cook County, DuPage County, and Kane County, is Collaborative Divorce. So what is Collaborative Divorce?

What is a Collaborative Divorce in Illinois? Alternative Approach to Divorce from Litigation

Collaborative Divorce is an alternative approach to the traditional combative divorce process that focuses on helping the divorcing couple and their family move beyond the divorce and forward with their lives, so that getting through divorce can be a little less painful.

Collaborative Divorce engages divorcing couples outside of the courtroom in an open, supportive, lower-conflict process to find shared solutions.

What is a Collaborative Divorce in Illinois? A Team Based Approach

Collaborative Divorce is a team-based approach in which each party has a lawyer in the room and the option to call on a neutral trained financial professional, a child specialist, or other counselors for additional support.

To learn more about Collaborative Divorce download a free Collaborative Divorce Kit from our webpage devoted to Collaborative Divorce and our Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Erin Birt, can answer any questions you may have.

Erin Birt is a Collaborative Divorce Attorney with an office located in the DuPage County seat of Wheaton, IL.  She regularly receives ongoing training in Collaborative Divorce practices and was a faculty member and presenter at the 2012 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum.

The Law Firm of 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, Cook County, Will County, and Kane County.

Collaborative Divorce helps minimize pain and costs during life transitions.  We can help, please contact us via our website or by phone at (630) 891-2478 to schedule a 1/2 hour consultation to start services to learn more about your divorce process and to find an answer to: What is a Collaborative Divorce in Illinois?

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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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