Case Results


Empowering Divorce: Achieving Family Goals Amidst Adversity

January 2024

Erin Birt recently had the privilege of representing a young mother who faced a situation somewhat similar to many separating parents. She found herself in the midst of a divorce after discovering her husband's gambling addiction, which had placed them in a dire financial situation. As a mother of two small children, her priority was to provide a stable and supportive environment for her family while ensuring that her children could maintain a relationship with their father.

Our client's desire to relocate closer to her parents in Northern Illinois was understandable, as she sought the support network she needed to raise her children effectively. However, she was concerned about the legal implications of such a move, particularly in terms of custody arrangements and the overall divorce proceedings.

We were able to successfully negotiate a relocation agreement that not only allowed our client and her children to move to another town but also ensured that her ex-husband could remain involved in their lives. Through careful mediation and out-of-court negotiations, we were able to keep divorce costs low while achieving our client's goals in a manner that would have been unlikely through traditional court proceedings.

Our client was not only relieved but also pleased with the outcome of her case. By prioritizing her needs and the well-being of her children, we were able to secure a resolution that provided the stability and support she sought during this challenging time.

We share this success story to illustrate our commitment to our clients and our ability to navigate complex divorce cases effectively. Should you choose to work with us, our team is confident that we can achieve a similar positive outcome for you and your family.

Practice area(s): Child Custody

Court: DuPage County

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.

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.