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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Impact of Shelter in Place Order on Visitation and Parenting Time Exchanges in DuPage County and Beyond

Posted by Erin Birt | Mar 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Now that the Governor of Illinois has issued a Shelter in Place Order, what is the impact of the order on Visitation and Parenting Time exchanges in DuPage County and beyond? There are two emerging positions to consider how custody agreements are impacted by the Executive Order to Shelter in Place. Some feel the child stays with the parent currently in possession of the child when the Shelter in Place Order went into effect. Others feel that travel for the purpose of complying with a parenting time order is essential travel and thus parenting time and visitation exchanges shall still occur.

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Divorce in DuPage County During the Illinois Shelter in Place

Posted by Erin Birt | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Don't let the recent news and orders prevent you from seeking divorce and family law services to help you live a better family life for yourself and your children. During these challenging times, we recommend a shift away from the traditional ways to divorce and co-parent and toward utilizing the time-tested and proven-effective alternative dispute resolution options that Birt Law has been successfully practicing for over 15 years.

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COVID -19 Updates for DuPage County Divorce Cases

Posted by Erin Birt | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

DuPage County Divorce Court Operating on Limited Basis The DuPage County Divorce Courthouse is currently operating under various restrictions and all civil matters, which include all DuPage County Divorce Cases and all DuPage County Parentage Cases, previously scheduled through April 17, 2020 ar...

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Law Firm Open During COVID-19 Closures

Posted by Erin Birt | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is having a significant impact on all families and businesses, including law firms and the court system, and during these confusing times you should not have to worry about putting off your legal goals or worry about the progress of your family law or divorce case. Our firm remains open to assist you and to work toward resolving your case.

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Average Cost of DuPage County Divorce

Posted by Erin Birt | Feb 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to the newly released 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois ranks #13 for highest average cost for a divorce with or without children. Learn why divorce can be expensive and tips for controlling divorce related costs in DuPage County and throughout Illinois.

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3 Signs Your DuPage County Divorce is Finally Over

Posted by Erin Birt | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

You might feel like your DuPage County Divorce will never end. You seem to have endless paperwork to complete, telephone conferences with your Divorce Lawyer, and emotional conversations with friends and family. You often wonder: When will my divorce be over? In this blog, we will summarize 3 signs that your DuPage County Divorce is finally over.

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