Assessment for Illinois Divorce Options

Posted by Erin Birt | Jan 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Considering a divorce in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, or Will County? There are many Illinois divorce options to consider such as: Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Cooperative Divorce, A La Carte Divorce, and a service unique to the Law Firm of Erin Birt, The Flat Fee Uncontested Div...

Divorce by the New Year?

Posted by Erin Birt | Dec 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you plan to be divorced in Illinois by the New Year?  At the time of this post, there are approximately 12 days until the New Year.  If you and your spouse want to finalize your divorce in Illinois before January 1st, here are 12 things to consider when you want to Divorce by the New Year: ...

DuPage County Divorce: Domestic Violence

Posted by Erin Birt | Dec 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

On December 18, 2012, DuPage County Divorce Attorney, Erin Birt, attended the DuPage County Bar Association's Family Law Committee Meeting.  The topic “Assessing Abuse & Alienation in Domestic Violence and Custody Matters” was presented by David Finn, Psy. D., of Associates in Human Development C...

Alcoholism, Addiction & Collaborative Divorce

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, Wheaton Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Erin Birt, presented at the 12th Annual Forum for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals in Chicago, IL. Her educational seminar was entitled, “Alcohol/Addiction and the...

Wheaton Illinois Divorce Firm: Uncontested Divorce Services

Posted by Erin Birt | Apr 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wheaton Illinois Divorce Firm of Erin Birt provides Uncontested Divorce Services which may also be called affordable divorce services, amicable divorce services, or even “cheap” divorce services. An Uncontested Illinois Divorce means a divorce settlement has been reached by the parties on all di...

DuPage County Divorce: A La Carte Services

Posted by Erin Birt | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

 La Carte Legal Services are also called “limited scope legal representation” and “unbundled legal services.”  Regardless of what the service is called, it means that the client can pick and choose what services the attorney will perform during the course of representation. This post will focus o...

Mediation Month

Posted by Erin Birt | Nov 03, 2011 | 0 Comments

October or November is traditionally recognized as Mediation Month by various organizations throughout North America.  The recognition helps promote and educate the public about the benefits of the alternative dispute resolution process. For those that may be unfamiliar with mediation, The Model...

Civil Unions in Illinois

Posted by Erin Birt | Oct 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Illinois, a civil union is a legal relationship that provides the couple with substantially the same obligations, protections, and benefits given to married couples. A civil union, however, is not a marriage.  At one time, Illinois recognized marriage as only between a man and a woman.  Not lo...

Holiday Visitation

Posted by Erin Birt | Nov 08, 2010 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is about to begin! This is a great time to contact your mediator to schedule an appointment to discuss the upcoming holiday schedule. Why is this important? A few reasons. The Courts do not, I repeat, do not like to receive an “emergency motion to modify holiday visitation”. I...

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Family Centered Divorce ∙ Mediation ∙ Co-Parenting

Birt Family Law is the family centered law and mediation practice with a focus on Restorative Divorce; offering creative and supportive legal and mediation solutions with one goal: keeping the separating family out of court and working together towards a positive resolution.

We offer multiple options to achieve this goal including mediation, coaching, co-parenting strategies, and Restorative Divorce services. 

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