Committed to Restorative Divorce & Alternative Dispute Resolution Services for Family Matters
Our Attorney & Mediator, Erin Birt, is committed to prioritizing alternative dispute resolution services for family matters such as: Family Meditation, Restorative Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Parenting Coordination, Extended Family Visitation, and Coparenting Coaching. Even the backlogged family court system has begun to rely heavily on alternative dispute resolution services for high conflict families, cases with parent child contact problems, complex child development changes, and other complexities involved in families.
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While it is true that most family law litigation ends on the courthouse steps before a contested hearing or trial, just starting the traditional litigation process exacerbates existing issues between parents and a parent and child that can cause profound emotional and developmental changes for the child. Furthermore, any litigation causes the child to become acutely aware they are caught in the middle of a very difficult and painful legal process. This is why we promote, encourage, and recommend that all parentage, divorce, and family cases begin or transition to a non-adversarial alternative dispute resolution process.
The Law Firm of Erin N. Birt, PC is also known as Birt Family Law to reflect our commitment to helping families.
Here at Birt Family Law, we help people through life transitions by providing personalized and custom tailored family law and divorce services in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, certain districts in Cook County, throughout Illinois for our virtual remote legal clients, and throughout the U.S. for our mediation clients.
Our attorney has over 20 years of experience in divorce, family law, mediation and mental health services; our paralegal has over 15 years experience in accounting and paralegal services; and our assistant has a paralegal degree and many years of experience in contract drafting and customer services. Our legal team's unique backgrounds in mental health services, accounting, and customer service enables us to provide our clients with high end concierge legal and mediation services so our clients thrive post divorce or separation. Not only will we handle your family law case or mediation case, we will put you in touch with the best professionals in the industry for child specialties, financial planning, and divorce support.
We get up every morning to help people through extremely difficult emotional, financial, and legal issues. We love to hear how our clients are thriving after divorce as many still rely on us and the professionals we connected them with that helped them through their divorce or parenting issue.
You can meet our team and read more about us, here.
Our firm provides a supportive and respectful environment where parties can openly discuss their wants, needs, and expectations throughout the legal process.
The firm's objectives are:
- Promote and educate interested parties about the alternatives to courtroom litigation;
- 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;
- Commit to restorative divorce services to guide our clients to a place of peace and resolution.
We offer various services to help couples, parents, and families such as family mediation, parenting coordination, and restorative legal services. Please see our full legal disclaimer about the services we provide.
We do not provide services to families or individuals experiencing:
- untreated addiction,
- untreated alcoholism,
- untreated substance abuse, and/or
- recent demonstrated domestic violence or domestic abuse.
We can provide options and referrals for any needed services. If you or your family has been effected by any of the above circumstances, we recommend that any potential client work with an appropriate professional for at least 30 days before starting services with our firm.
Our offices are conveniently located in Wheaton, Illinois next to the DuPage County Judicial Center and DuPage County Divorce Courthouse. Click here to find additional information about our location and how to easily find us.
We also offer remote meetings via Zoom. Learn more about our plan to keep our clients safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wheaton Based but Nationally Available
The Law Firm of Erin N. Birt, P.C. has been based in Wheaton for over 14 years and we serve legal clients primarily in DuPage, Kane, Will, and Cook County while serving many other counties as well virtually. We also provide virtual mediation services nationwide to address the increase in relocations and interstate custody issues.
The firm offers multiple flat fee packages for services as well as hourly rates for services that need a higher level of support. The recommended fee package or hourly rate estimate is provided after an introductory telephone call, joint zoom orientation, or consultation.
We understand budgeting for a family law case is difficult. For the convenience of our clients, we accept all major credit cards for the personal financing of your case, checks and cash should you wish to pay upfront for your legal or mediation services, and for those that seek to pay for services over time, we accept payment plans via ClientCredit + Affirm. Learn more about our payment options here.
We offer several alternative dispute resolution services that you can schedule online. Below are 3 options to consider: Mediation is a 2 person divorce or family service where an attorney is not required. Parenting Coordination is a 2 person coparenting service for parents after a separation or divorce. Legal services is for a one on one meeting where one person is contemplating a separation, divorce, or modification to a custody and parenting plan.
Like our approach but not sure what you need? If you need assistance determining what service is a good fit, please contact us.
Option 1: Click below to schedule a Joint Mediation Orientation Call
This call is for private mediation - if you are court ordered to mediation, please call the office to schedule. The orientation can be by phone or Zoom.
Option 2: Click below to schedule a Joint Parenting Coordination Orientation Call
This call is for private parenting coordination - if you are court ordered to us a parent coordinator, please call the office to schedule. The orientation can be by phone or Zoom.
Option 3: Click below to schedule a Legal Consultation with Attorney Erin Birt
This is for a one-on-one legal meeting with a potential client. As your legal advocate, please note that a legal consultation prevents Ms. Birt from acting as a neutral mediator or parenting coordinator in the future. If you are unsure of what meeting is right for you, please contact the office. The legal consultation can be in-person, by phone, or by Zoom.