Case Results


Finding Co-Parenting Harmony Amidst Differences

February 2024

We are pleased to share the successful resolution of a challenging family law case that exemplifies the power of preparation and investigation in preserving familial bonds and prioritizing the well-being of children.

The family we worked with had a dedicated first responder and loving father, faced the daunting task of navigating a tumultuous second marriage while ensuring the welfare of his children from a previous relationship. His current wife, a devoted mother balancing full-time work and childcare, found herself at odds with his social habits and late nights, leading to verbal disputes and accusations.

Accusations of alcoholism and mental abuse threatened to tear apart their family unit, casting a shadow of uncertainty over their future. Despite the absence of legal repercussions, the emotional toll on both parties and, most importantly, their young daughter, was palpable.

With empathy and expertise, our firm undertook a comprehensive investigation, gathering evidence from witnesses and third-party accounts to uncover the truth behind the allegations. We recognized the importance of fostering constructive dialogue between the parties, emphasizing the well-being of the child above all else.

Through diligent work, we facilitated a mutually beneficial agreement that prioritized unrestricted visitation rights for the child, ensuring the father's continued involvement in his daughter's life. Despite their differences, the parties reached a resolution that laid the foundation for a harmonious co-parenting relationship, restoring order in their communication, and preventing further harm to their family unit.

This case serves as a testament to the power of compassion and resilience in overcoming adversity. By prioritizing the best interests of the child and fostering understanding between the parties, we were able to achieve a positive outcome that safeguarded a child's unrestricted rights to parenting time with her father. We also helped the mother gain a deeper understanding of the the importance of positive co-parenting communication which paved the way for a brighter future for their child.

At Birt Family Law, we are committed to advocating for children of divorce with dedication and compassion, ensuring that their voices are heard and their rights protected. If you're facing similar challenges in your family life, we encourage you to reach out to us for personalized guidance and support.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in navigating the complexities of family law with confidence and resilience.

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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