Child Custody: Co-Parenting Issues with Electronic Devices

Posted by Erin Birt | Apr 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Co-parenting issues about electronics? Electronic devices have changed the landscape of how we live, but we are still figuring out the impact technological use has on our children and us. Parents today must grapple with developing rules around technology, and it can be a source of conflict for divorced or never married couples that are now co-parenting in Illinois.

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Starting This Year with Divorce? These 4 Best Practices Will Help

Posted by Erin Birt | Jan 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

At our firm, we see an uptick in calls in January regarding divorce in DuPage County, Illinois. In fact, January is often dubbed “divorce month” because it is when people start gathering divorce information and it is often the start of the busiest quarter of the year for divorces. However, we know that going through a divorce isn’t easy. If you are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain as your divorce commences, these four best practices will help you gain confidence as you move into a new phase of your life.

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New Year & New Declarations for The Divorcing Family

Posted by Erin Birt | Jan 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorcing or separating in 2022? Start this new year off strong with making new declarations over you and your family that will influence the results of your divorce. Leave the anger, hurt, and bitterness behind in 2021. We can create a custom divorce plan that respects the family unit and children.

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Tips for Co-Parenting With a Narcissist

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you are trying to co-parent with a narcissist, you’re probably frustrated and concerned for your child’s well-being. Try following these tips to help you navigate parenting with your narcissistic ex-spouse in order to protect your sanity and your child.

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Do You Have a Beacon of Hope in Your Divorce?

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorce is often a difficult and high conflict time that leads you to look for a Beacon of Hope to illuminate a positive future. At times, it may feel difficult to find. Fortunately, with the right Illinois divorce mediator and mindset, divorce mediation can lead to brighter days ahead. How can you find a Beacon of Hope during your divorce or separation?

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Virtual Parenting Time in DuPage County

Posted by Erin Birt | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorced or divorcing parents in DuPage County, Illinois, may want to consider incorporating virtual parenting time into their parenting plans. Learn more about what virtual parenting is, the benefits, and how to incorporate it into your parenting plan.

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Interstate Custody Mediation

Posted by Erin Birt | Jul 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Multi-state parenting plans and visitation schedules can present multiple issues. Following a few simple tips and using an interstate custody mediator can help minimize problems.

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Benefits of Online Family or Divorce Mediation

Posted by Erin Birt | Jun 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most common pieces of positive feedback parties give about online mediation is that it is incredibly convenient. Parties can pick a mutually agreeable time and then log in to the mediation from anywhere with internet service. Online family or divorce mediation offers unique advantages over traditional in-person mediation. These are some of the benefits of online family or divorce mediation to help you decide if it is the right choice for you.

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New Year’s Resolution: Finish My DuPage County Divorce

Posted by Erin Birt | Jan 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

For most people, 2020 was a challenging and tumultuous year. If you are considering a divorce or have already begun the process, these challenges could be amplified dramatically. Dealing with legal hearings or managing visitation can be particularly difficult in the face of a global pandemic. Thankfully, the right attorney can ease these burdens and assist you with obtaining a fresh start in 2021.

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Holidays are Not a Divorce Court Emergency

Posted by Erin Birt | Nov 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

The holidays should be a joyful time of year — they can also be stressful for divorced families. With so many celebrations and family gatherings in November and December, parents understandably want to spend more time with their children. Many parents might think the only way they can modify their holiday parenting plan is through the court. However, a divorce court will rarely consider a parenting time pleading filed during the holiday season to be an emergency, and it could even take weeks before your case is heard.

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Will Mediation Make Divorce Easier on My Kids?

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce is not only hard on the spouses — it can be devastating for kids, too. If you’re thinking about ending your marriage, you might consider mediation instead of litigation. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that can reduce stress, minimize time spent in court, and allow you to be in control of the outcome of your divorce.

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Collaborative Divorce and Alimony: How Does It Work?

Posted by Erin Birt | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance, is a legal obligation for one spouse to financially support the other after a divorce is final. In many litigious divorces, the issue of alimony is one of the primary roadblocks. The good news is that, like with all financial issues in a divorce, it may be possible to resolve the issue of spousal support through the collaborative divorce process.

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How Coronavirus Has Changed Divorce in DuPage County

Posted by Erin Birt | Jul 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of divorce in DuPage County. The pandemic has had an impact on custody, parenting time, domestic violence, court procedures, and the way that divorces are initiated and carried out. The effects of COVID-19 have also increased virtual services and new ways for matrimonial attorneys to serve their clients.

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Collaborative Divorce and Child Custody Arrangements Without the Courts

Posted by Erin Birt | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Around the world, divorced and divorcing parents are finding themselves stuck. Courts are closed as their families are dealing with new pressures, such as agreeing on safety measures for children or managing custody schedules thrown into chaos during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our firm is still operating at full efficient capacity and we invite you to learn more about how Collaborative Divorce with Birt Law can help you and your children today.

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