What Makes Collaborative Divorce Different?

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Illinois, a new alternative approach to combative divorce is Collaborative Divorce. What makes Collaborative Divorce different? As you can guess, this post will focus on the basics of What Makes Collaborative Divorce Different.

What Makes Illinois Collaborative Divorce Different: Respectful Dispute Resolution

Collaborative Divorce promotes respectful dispute resolution and keeps spouses in control of the process – not judges or mediators.  Each party retains a lawyer and pledges to resolve their dispute outside of court, making the process more open and less adversarial.

What Makes Illinois Collaborative Divorce Different: Team Based Approach

The team-based approach guides the divorcing couple through the negotiation process, keeping talks productive and supportive.

What Makes Illinois Collaborative Divorce Different: No Rigid Rules of Law

Collaborative Divorce seeks to address a couple's unique concerns in an open forum – as opposed to litigation, which is often rigidly driven by the “rule of law” and is meant to apply to all.

What Makes Illinois Collaborative Divorce Different: Learn more with our Free Kit

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. Erin can highlight What Makes Collaborative Divorce Different and how it will benefit your family.

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 and to discuss in much more detail What Makes Collaborative Divorce Different.

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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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