Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Us?

Posted by Erin Birt | Feb 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Is a Collaborative Divorce right for us? An Illinois Collaborative Divorce or Collaborative Family Law Services are beneficial for families with unique circumstances that do not fit a “one size fits all” approach often used by courts, families that do not want to duke it out in court, families that, while they are currently in pain, understand that they still have a future together and would like to comfortably attend children's life events together.

In a sea of divorce attorneys that will take $2,000.00 and file a petition before they know the goals of a client, there are those that have decided enough is enough.  Families rarely satisfactorily resolve intimate and personal matters through 10 minute conversations with paralegals, attorneys, and a court. Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Family Law encourage all participants to diligently work toward resolving disputes respectfully and privately.

Recently, I was told that hearing that Collaborative Divorce is available in Illinois was refreshing and relieving. “It gives me hope for my children, ” said another.

If you would like to learn more about Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Family Law Services, please visit our webpage devoted to Collaborative services.  Please feel free to download a free packet of information about the benefits of Collaborative Divorce services that are available in Illinois. To meet with a Collaborative Divorce Attorney, please contactErin Birt at (630) 891-2478.

Erin Birt, an Illinois Collaborative Attorney, received her training in collaborative practices in 2009 and participates in various trainings in collaborative practices several times a year.  She has been a presenter for both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals as well as the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.  She is also an adjunct professor at Aurora University where she devotes a lecture in her “Community Justice” course to divorce and Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Family Law practices.

We serve clients from Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Chicago, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Schaumburg, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale and other cities throughout DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County and Will County, 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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