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Triumph in Turmoil: How Our Client Preserved His Business in the Face of Divorce Challenges

December 2022

Divorce is never a straightforward process, and every case brings its own set of challenges. At our firm, we recently had the privilege of representing a client facing a particularly complex divorce, involving false allegations of intimate partner violence and concerns about parenting capabilities. This success story sheds light on our commitment to strategic negotiation, thorough legal representation, and ultimately, favorable outcomes for our clients.

Unraveling False Allegations

Early in the proceedings, the opposing party made serious claims of intimate partner violence, aiming to gain an advantage in custody negotiations. Our team, no stranger to such tactics, delved into a meticulous investigation. Through a combination of legal expertise and a lack of any evidence, we were able to unveil the lack of credibility in these allegations. This discovery played a pivotal role in ensuring a fair evaluation of both parents' abilities and set the stage for a more balanced custody arrangement.

Securing a Meaningful Parenting Time Schedule

Custody battles are emotionally charged, and our focus is always on securing arrangements that reflect the best interests of the child. In this case, we successfully negotiated a liberal parenting time schedule. This not only addressed the concerns initially raised by the opposing party but also ensured our client could maintain a strong and meaningful relationship with their daughter. Our commitment to understanding the nuances of each case allows us to tailor our strategies to the unique needs of our clients.

The Business Aspect: Expert Appraisal and Equitable Buyout

Adding another layer of complexity was our client's ownership of a business. Recognizing the importance of a fair asset division, we commissioned an expert appraisal of the business to determine its true value. Armed with this information, we strategically proposed a buyout of the opposing party's interest. This not only saved a significant amount of time but also spared our client from the financial strain of a protracted legal battle.

Client Satisfaction: Emotional and Financial Relief

Our client, like many facing divorce, experienced a range of emotions throughout the process. However, the resolution brought about by our strategic approach left them not only emotionally relieved but also financially secure. The satisfaction expressed by our client underscores our commitment to providing comprehensive legal services that address the unique challenges each client faces.

Moving Forward

Divorce is undoubtedly a challenging journey, but with the right legal representation, it can lead to positive outcomes. Our team is dedicated to understanding the intricacies of your case, advocating for your rights, and ultimately, achieving a resolution that allows you to move forward with confidence.

If you find yourself navigating the complexities of divorce, we're here to help. Reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us guide you toward a brighter future.

Practice area(s): Divorce / Separation

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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