Interested in Divorce Mediation Services?


Interested in Divorce Mediation Services?

Thank you for your interest in the divorce mediation services of The Law Firm of Erin N. Birt, P.C., also known as Birt Law.  You may want to share this page with the other parent or party to see if mediation services with our office is agreeable. If so, please ensure that both parties contact our office and our friendly staff can coordinate schedules for the first mediation session to be held via Zoom or in-person.

How much does Mediation cost at Birt Law?

Our mediation services use a similar structure that has been approved by the Domestic Relations Division in DuPage County for all Illinois mediation matters (regardless of county of residence).  Therefore, if you live in a different Illinois county, no problem at all, we can help you just the same. 

The mediation rate for divorce matters is $300.00 - $350.00 per hour. The hourly rate applies to both mediation sessions and work by our mediator outside of the session. Unlike many other firms, our mediation session fee includes the preparation of an agenda prior to any mediation session to make your time spent in mediation the most productive. Also, for your convenience and/or payment plan needs, we accept cash, checks, and credit cards for payment of services. Contact us to learn the rate applicable to your case and an estimate of services.

How long is Mediation?

Please note most courts state that mediation should be attempted for 3 hours prior to seeking any relief in court and we accommodate such guidelines by asking that clients commit to at least 3 hours of mediation. Therefore, the initial mediation fees cover 3 hours of mediation and 1 hour of administrative functions. Any additional mediation sessions, document review, and document production beyond the sessions agendas, are billed at the hourly rate.

Why should I mediate with Birt Law?

Our mediator, Erin Birt, is a court approved mediator for DuPage County, as well as other counties, and therefore her services comply with local court rules requiring mediation prior to seeking court assistance. Most of her mediation clients never have to seek court assistance to resolve their family issues. Ms. Birt's divorce experience includes 18+ years of mediation experience, she is a past board member for the Mediation Council of Illinois, and she is also often a presenter and trainer for other mediators at approved continuing education seminars.  She enjoys training other mediators while always seeking training for herself as well.  She is a member of the Mosten Guthrie Academy mediation practice group so that she can provide her clients with up to date tools and best mediation practices.  Her goal is for her mediation clients to be able to start a new beginning in less time than a traditional stressful divorce.

When is Mediation?

Mediation sessions are offered during regular business hours, however, we might be able to offer other meeting times as well based upon availability. Please contact the office to let us know your availability and we will do our best to schedule your session at time convenient for you. Most sessions are 1 hour or 2 hours in duration. Longer sessions are available based upon availability. 

Please note that mediation sessions are either in person or via Zoom. During the winter months, mediation might be primarily conducted via Zoom, please check with your mediator. 

Next Steps to Start Divorce Mediation

If you are ready to start mediation, please contact us or book your free joint mediation orientation call below. Once mediation is agreed upon by both parties, each party will receive online forms to review and complete prior to the first session.  The forms can be easily completed on your phone, tablet, or laptop. 

If you feel you cannot discuss and agree upon setting a joint call together, perhaps mediation is not the best fit - we can help you evaluate what services will help you such as  services for: Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Client Wellness, and Legal Wellness Services.

Thank you again for your interest in mediation, you are already starting on the best path, keep moving forward, and as the picture above states, "just start".  We are here to help. And remember, every day out of court is another day out of court...

If you are considering whether to start mediation, please review our recent client comments about our services and learn about past client success with Birt Law.

Book your joint mediation orientation call today using the button below.

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Our Services

We help clients successfully and peacefully start a new chapter in their lives.

We offer in-person and remote meetings with clients.  Now more than ever is the best time to have a divorce attorney to navigate court restrictions, reopenings, and backlog of cases. 

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Contact Us Today

Birt Law is committed to answering your questions about Family Law and Mediation issues. We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

The Law Firm of Erin N. Birt, P.C.
2100 Manchester Rd, #954
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-597-2231 (fax)