FAQ's for The Restorative Divorce and Birt Family Law


Welcome to Birt Family Law's FAQ page, your go-to resource for answers to common questions about divorce and family law matters. Whether you're seeking information on mediation, co-parenting strategies, legal costs or other related topics, our comprehensive FAQ section provides insightful explanations to help guide you through the complexities of family law. Explore our FAQs to gain clarity and understanding on key issues affecting your family's well-being.

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Mediation Services

What is mediation, and how does it differ from traditional litigation?

Mediation is a cooperative process where a neutral third-party mediator facilitates communication between parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable agreement. It differs from traditional litigation in that it promotes collaborative problem-solving rather than adversarial confrontation.

What types of conflicts or disputes can be resolved through mediation?

Mediation can be used to resolve various conflicts, including divorce and family disputes, business disputes, workplace conflicts, and interpersonal disagreements.

What are the benefits of choosing mediation for resolving family matters?

Mediation offers several benefits, including reduced conflict, faster resolution, cost-effectiveness, greater control over outcomes, and preservation of relationships, especially crucial in family matters.

Co-Parenting Strategies

What are co-parenting strategies, and why are they important?

Co-parenting strategies are techniques and approaches used by separated or divorced parents to effectively collaborate in raising their children. They are essential for promoting healthy child development and minimizing the negative impact of divorce or separation on children.

What specific co-parenting strategies do you offer to clients?

We provide tailored co-parenting strategies that focus on effective communication, conflict resolution, parenting plans, and fostering a positive co-parenting relationship for the well-being of children.

Family Centered Divorce

What does "family-centered divorce" mean, and how does it differ from traditional divorce processes?

Family-centered divorce emphasizes prioritizing the needs and interests of the entire family during the divorce process. It involves collaborative decision-making, minimizing conflict, and promoting the well-being of all family members.

How does your firm approach family-centered divorce?

Our approach to family-centered divorce involves working closely with clients to understand their unique family dynamics, goals, and concerns. We help clients navigate the legal process while keeping the focus on minimizing the negative impact on children and preserving family relationships.

Legal Services Post Separation or Post-Mediation

What legal services do you offer for clients after separation or mediation?

We provide comprehensive legal services to clients after separation or mediation, including assistance with finalizing divorce agreements, modifying existing agreements, resolving post-divorce disputes, and addressing any legal issues that may arise after separation or mediation.

How can your legal services help clients navigate post-separation or post-mediation challenges?

Our experienced attorney offers personalized legal guidance and representation to help clients navigate the complexities of post-separation or post-mediation challenges. Whether it involves monitoring agreements, modifying custody arrangements, or resolving disputes, we are dedicated to serving our clients before and after a divorce or separation.

Costs of Services

How are fees for mediation services determined?

Our mediation services are typically offered at an hourly rate. The total cost depends on the complexity of the issues involved, the number of sessions required, and other factors. We strive to provide transparent pricing and will discuss fees with clients upfront. We can offer flat fees upon request for a certain number of session and/or services needed.

Do you offer payment plans or options for clients who may have financial constraints?

Yes, we understand that mediation, co-parenting matters, and legal fees can be a concern for many clients. We are committed to working with clients to find payment arrangements that accommodate their financial circumstances while ensuring they receive quality mediation services, co-parenting services, or legal representation. You can find out more about our payment arrangements, here.

What factors influence the cost of co-parenting strategy services?

The cost of co-parenting strategy services may vary depending on the extent of assistance needed, such as the development of parenting plans, communication coaching, or conflict resolution sessions. We will discuss the specific services required and provide a transparent breakdown of costs.

Are there any additional expenses associated with family-centered divorce services?

In addition to legal fees, there may be other expenses related to the divorce process, such as court filing fees or fees for third-party professionals, such as appraisers or evaluators. We will outline any potential additional expenses during our initial consultation.

How can clients obtain an estimate of the total cost for legal services post-separation or post-mediation?

To obtain an estimate of the total cost for legal services post-separation or post-mediation, we encourage clients to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, we will assess the specific legal needs and provide an estimate of the anticipated costs involved.

Do you offer free consultations to discuss potential legal services and associated costs?

Yes, we offer a free 15-minute introductory call. If more time is needed, we offer consultations to discuss clients' legal needs, explore available services, and provide information on associated costs. These meetings allow clients to ask questions, discuss their concerns, and make informed decisions about moving forward with our firm.

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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

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  • Erin Birt

    Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on pa...

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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. 

Are we the right fit for you?

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