Dive into expert insights from our divorce attorney & mediator on successful December co-parenting. Learn how to navigate Christmas and Hanukkah schedules, foster a harmonious atmosphere, and ensure a joyful holiday season. Contact us for mediation or legal support, prioritizing your children's well-being.
Discover the art of harmonious co-parenting during Thanksgiving after divorce. Explore effective communication, shared plans, and the power of gratitude to create a seamless holiday for your children. Read our guide for divorced parents navigating the complexities of Thanksgiving, fostering new traditions, and embracing the spirit of cooperation for a grateful and fulfilling celebration.
If you have children and your ex has a new girlfriend or wife, how do you cope? And what are your options if you object to that person being around your kids?
The Illinois Supreme Court has implemented new rules for family law conflicts in the form of parenting coordinators. The rules affect both parents and children in Illinois going through a divorce or already divorced. Here’s the inside scoop on how parenting coordinators can step in to help resolve family law conflicts.
Parents of Chicago-area kids, tweens, and teens preparing for a gender transition and those who are post-transition should understand the legal challenges involved with custody issues and a formal name change. Birt Law has all the answers, including a couple of resources for Chicago LGBTQ minors in this informative post.
Divorce is a process that stirs up powerful emotions. Our Divorce Attorney, Erin Birt, is trained in Discernment Counseling Protocols and she will assess a client's readiness for divorce or separation. Learn more about how to work with our attorney and a divorce counselor.
The Christian faith does not take divorce lightly. But, when reconciliation is not a viable option, faith-based mediation and our resources can help couples work through the dissolution of their marriage while remaining aligned with their religious values.
Because Illinois is a no-fault state, divorces are granted based on irreconcilable differences. But there are times when adultery impacts the financial and parenting decisions of the court. Learn how your Illinois divorce could affect the outcome.
Soberlink, a wireless breathalyzer that monitors sobriety in real-time, offers divorcing couples a path forward in shared parenting and visitation.
It's essential to meet with an attorney who can help you develop a specific divorce exit plan to help protect your finances, well-being, and safety before you speak to your spouse about separating.
An inside look at the impact of parental alcoholism on child visitation rights and custody amidst a divorce.
Illinois virtual custody and visitation mediation is a guided lower cost, lower stress method for parents to resolve custody-related issues in their child’s best interests.
If you’re divorced with children living in Illinois and want to move, you may need your former spouse’s permission. Here’s what you need to know about child custody and relocation in Illinois.
Divorce doesn’t have to make relationships worse. Collaborative divorces focus on resolution through calm cooperation. Here are five signs a collaborative divorce is right for you.
In Illinois, co-parenting plans govern how parents will continue to raise their children together after a divorce. When developing an Illinois co-parenting plan, don’t forget to include these five issues which are often overlooked.
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.
Mental health providers like psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers are often involved in Illinois divorce cases. However, the need for a mental health professional’s involvement and their role during a divorce varies.
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.