Birt Family Law: Media Resources

Our firm is committed to educating the public, our clients, and other professionals about the benefits of a restorative divorce or separation and the positive effects of successful co-parenting on our children and community.

Commitment to Training Other Professionals

Our divorce attorney and mediator, Erin Birt, is devoted to training other attorneys, mediators, and mental health professionals in order to change the face of divorce into a Restorative Divorce process where parents and children can avoid or heal from the trauma of the traditional divorce process.

Erin Birt's digital bio is here.

Sample Case Results can be found here.

For over a decade, Erin has presented and provided trainings to various groups including the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Law Institute Practice Groups (NKA Collaborative Divorce Illinois), Mediation Council of Illinois, Illinois Counseling Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association.  She was an instructor at Aurora University teaching a master level course on Restorative Justice. 

If you are considering a change because of a family law issue or a divorce, you may want to also read about our services for: Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Family Law Mediation, Child Custody, Child Support, Client Wellness, and Legal Wellness Services.

Presentation Topics & Availability 

Ms. Birt is available to present to groups, associations, businesses, hospitals, agencies, etc. on the topics of Divorce, Mediation, Custody, Visitation, Restriction of Visitation, Guardian ad litem Services, Divorcing an Alcoholic, Divorcing with Substance Abuse Issues, Divorcing a Narcissist, The Risks Substance Abuse or Addiction on the Divorce Process, and many other topics of interest. 

Contact us to inquire about booking Erin for your seminar, training, or meeting.

Current Media Resources

Erin Birt maintains and contributes regularly to the firm's blog. Click here to read our current blog entries.

Erin and the firm also maintain several social media accounts with divorce tips and resources updated frequently. Click here to follow us on social media


The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Vol. 26 (2013-14) The Changing Role of the Tender Years Doctrine: Gender Bias, Parenthood, and Illinois Law by Erin Birt and Elizabeth Chacko.

The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Vol. 30 (2017-18) The Implications of Balance and Restorative Justice for Juveniles in Illinois by Erin Birt

The following books and resources will be available soon: 

Restorative Divorce: Parenting

Restorative Divorce: Financial Planning

Restorative Divorce: Future Focused

Our Attorneys

  • Erin Birt

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


  • She was responsive and gave good counsel.

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  • It was overwhelming to me without Erin's help

    I valued how prompt Erin was with everything: every question I had; following up with my submissions; and so on. I also valued her explanation of each step; she was concise and easy to understand, which was invaluable to have with this process, as it was overwhelming to me without Erin's help. I ... Read On

  • Thoughtful and Respectful

    What did I value most about working with Erin Birt? Erin was very skilled communicatively: she listened well, and provided suggestions and/or advice in a thoughtful and respectful manner.   Read On

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 peaceful resolution.

We offer multiple options to achieve this goal including mediation, coaching, co-parenting strategies, and restorative divorce services. 

Why We Are the Right Firm For You

Birt Family Law is committed to answering your questions about Family Law and Mediation. We'll gladly discuss your situation with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule a free 15 min call.