Divorce: The Controversial Choice for Positive Resolutions

Posted by Erin Birt | Apr 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

In the realm of family law, the word "controversy" often evokes images of heated courtroom battles, bitter disputes, and prolonged legal wrangling. But what if I told you that controversy in the context of divorce could actually lead to a positive outcome? Before you raise an eyebrow, let's delve deeper into why choosing an experienced mediator like myself, with over 20 years in the field, might just be the controversial yet effective choice you need to make for your family's future.

My name is Erin Birt, the founder of Birt Family Law and Restorative Divorce, and I want to introduce you to our new fee structure. This might be controversial, but...you don't have to pay an hourly rate to get excellent family law services. Let's explore why.

Challenging Conventional Notions of Divorce

At Birt Family Law, I am committed to keeping your family out of court and working towards a positive resolution. My focus on co-parenting strategies, often through mediation, sets the stage for a smoother transition during what can be an emotionally turbulent time. Now, you might be thinking, "But isn't mediation just another form of conflict resolution?" Well, yes and no. 

The Pitfalls of DIY Divorce and Traditional Litigation

Firstly, let's address the elephant in the room: the DIY divorce trend. In today's age of easy access to information, some couples are tempted to navigate the divorce process on their own. While the idea of saving money and maintaining control over the process might seem appealing, the reality is often quite different. DIY divorces can quickly spiral into confusion and contention, leading to costly mistakes and prolonged legal battles down the road.

Now, let's contrast this with the traditional litigation route. While litigation certainly has its time and place, it's not always the most suitable option for every divorcing couple. Lengthy court proceedings can exacerbate tensions, drain financial resources, and ultimately leave both parties feeling unsatisfied with the outcome. Moreover, the adversarial nature of litigation can further strain already fragile family dynamics, making it harder to co-parent effectively post-divorce.

So, where does the controversy lie? It lies in challenging the status quo and embracing a different approach to divorce resolution—one that prioritizes collaboration over confrontation, understanding over acrimony, and healing over hurt. That's where mediation comes in.

Mediation, when facilitated by an experienced professional like myself, offers divorcing couples the opportunity to craft their own solutions in a safe and supportive environment. Rather than relying on a judge to make decisions for them, couples retain agency and autonomy throughout the process. This not only fosters a sense of empowerment but also paves the way for more amicable post-divorce relationships.

But what about the cost, you may ask? Here's where the controversy truly comes into play. While DIY divorces and litigation can come with unpredictable expenses that mount over time, my approach offers a structured, streamlined process for a predictable flat fee. That's right—no hidden costs, no surprise invoices. Just clarity and transparency every step of the way.

Embracing Mediation: A Path to Clarity and Beneficial Compromise

By choosing mediation with Birt Family Law, you're not just investing in legal experience; you're investing in peace of mind, stability for your family, and a brighter future ahead. So, while the idea of stepping away from the familiar paths of DIY divorce or litigation may seem controversial at first, it's a choice that could ultimately lead to the resolution and closure you've been searching for.

In conclusion, controversy doesn't always have to be a negative thing. Sometimes, it's a catalyst for positive change, a reminder that there's more than one way to navigate life's challenges. If you're ready to explore a different approach to divorce—one that prioritizes collaboration, compassion, and co-parenting success—I invite you to reach out to me today. Together, we can turn controversy into clarity, conflict into compromise, and chaos into calm.

Don't settle for the status quo. Choose Birt Family Law and embark on a journey towards a brighter, more harmonious future for you and your family.

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  • 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


About the Author

Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.


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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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