The 6 Step Divorce Planning Process


Step 1: Initial Interview

Learn how our team can help you achieve your divorce and parenting goals

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.

Step 2: Convening Services

Our experienced team confirms the commitment and schedule for mediation or divorce services

Step 3: Information Gathering & Analysis

Our divorce attorney and financial paralegal assist you with the necessary financial disclosures and help to minimize your financial liabilities

Step 4: Develop Divorce Plan & Presentation of Plan to Client

We review the facts and financial disclosures to develop your custom tailored divorce plan or parenting plan

Step 5: Execution of Divorce Plan

Prioritized meetings with our team help to achieve your divorce or parenting plan goals with minimal time in court

Step 6: Ongoing Review & Enforcement of Divorce Plan

We offer monthly and annual plans to monitor the enforcement of your court orders and to proactively address any needed modifications to parenting plans

Contact us today to begin divorce planning so you are prepared for the possibility of a divorce or separation. Early and adequate preparation is the best predictor of succuss in family law matters. 

Our Attorneys

  • Erin Birt

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

  • Tyler Birt

    Since 2007, Tyler Birt has been a legal assistant and bookkeeper fo...

  • Karen Hansel

    As Administrative Assistant at Birt Law, Karen’s involvement in dai...


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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. 

  Learn more about our plan to keep our clients safe and informed during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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)