Child Custody Enforcement in Illinois


Navigating child custody disputes during divorce or separation can be emotionally challenging and legally complex. In Illinois, we believe that prioritizing the well-being of children and fostering cooperative co-parenting relationships is paramount. Our approach to enforcing child custody emphasizes mediation as the primary method for resolving disputes, offering a constructive and amicable alternative to traditional litigation.

Our Approach

At our firm, our experienced mediator guides parents through the mediation process, facilitating open communication and empowering them to craft mutually acceptable custody agreements tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. By prioritizing the best interests of children and fostering cooperative co-parenting relationships, we aim to minimize conflict and promote amicable resolutions.

Services Offered

We offer comprehensive mediation services for enforcing child custody agreements in Illinois, facilitated by our experienced mediator. Our services include:

  • Mediation sessions tailored to the needs of parents
  • Assistance in drafting and negotiating custody agreements
  • Guidance on addressing disputes and modifications
  • Support in navigating legal procedures and court requirements

Through our tailored mediation process, we strive to empower parents to collaboratively resolve custody disputes in a constructive and respectful manner, prioritizing the well-being of their children.


  • What is mediation, and how does it differ from litigation? Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process in which a neutral mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to reach mutually acceptable agreements. Unlike litigation, which involves adversarial courtroom proceedings, mediation promotes cooperation and empowers parents to actively participate in resolving disputes.

  • Is mediation suitable for all child custody disputes? While mediation can be effective in many cases, it may not be suitable for high-conflict situations or cases involving domestic violence. Our mediator assesses each case individually to determine the appropriateness of mediation and ensure the safety and well-being of all parties involved.

  • How long does the mediation process typically take? The duration of mediation varies depending on the complexity of the issues involved and the willingness of parties to cooperate. Our mediator works efficiently to facilitate productive discussions and reach timely resolutions, prioritizing the needs and interests of children.

Fees and Costs

We understand the financial concerns associated with legal proceedings, which is why we offer transparent and competitive fee structures for our mediation services. Our fees are determined based on the complexity of the case and the services required. We strive to provide cost-effective solutions while ensuring high-quality mediation services for our clients.

Getting Started

To initiate the mediation process and explore your options for enforcing child custody agreements, we encourage you to schedule a free 15-minute introductory call with our experienced mediator. During this initial meeting, we will discuss your specific circumstances, explain the mediation process, and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate child custody disputes effectively and amicably.

In conclusion, our firm is committed to promoting cooperative co-parenting relationships and prioritizing the well-being of children through our mediation services. By embracing mediation as the primary method for enforcing child custody agreements in Illinois, we aim to empower parents to navigate custody disputes with dignity, respect, and compassion.

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Recent Case Results

  • In a challenging divorce, Attorney Erin Birt resolved parenting conflicts for the best interests of a teen daughter. Mother Sarah was concerned about father John's disinterest, while John felt Sarah was controlling. Erin, serving as GAL (Guardian ad Litem), utilized mediation skills and investigation protocols to prioritize the teen's well-being, prevent litigation, and repair co-parenting harmony. Read On

  • Successfully resolved custody dispute for a child with a first responder father and full time working mother, prioritizing child's well-being and fostering co-parenting harmony. Read On

  • In the face of financial turmoil due to her husband's gambling addiction, a young mother sought to relocate with her children for family support. With strategic negotiation, a divorce attorney secured their move while preserving father-child bonds, all while keeping costs low and achieving client satisfaction. Read On


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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Birt Family Law is committed to keeping the separating family out of court and working together towards a positive resolution.