Divorce

The Role of the Divorce Coach in a Collaborative Divorce

Divorce coach in collaborative divorce

Everyone agrees going through a divorce is a stressful experience! Emotions may be on edge and both spouses may say things that they later regret. In a divorce using the traditional litigation process, the parties are pitted against each other, each trying to be the “winner.” Such a dynamic naturally increases stress. In the Collaborative …

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How to Keep Divorce from Ruining Your Finances

How to keep divorce from ruining your Finances

One unfortunate result of a lengthy litigated divorce is the expense. The couple can end up with nothing, having exhausted their marital estate by constant arguing (and having to pay attorneys fees to do so). There is a way to avoid financial ruin by choosing a better divorce process, such as Mediation or Collaborative Divorce. …

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How is Child Support Determined in Illinois?

How child support is determined

Illinois is a shared income state, which means that child support is determined by looking at the income of both parents. The court uses a formula to calculate support based on their incomes and the number of overnights that the child will spend with each parent. Parents, subject to court approval, have the option to develop their …

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Should I Get Pre-Divorce Legal Counseling?

Pre-Divorce Legal Counseling

A common problem for divorcing couples is that after the divorce petition is filed, they forge ahead and make decisions without either spouse being fully informed about all relevant facts concerning their financial situation. At Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, we help to address those issues with our pre-divorce legal counseling.  Pre-Divorce legal counseling can prevent …

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What is a No-Fault Divorce?

No-Fault Divorce

When people get married, they do so with the intention that the marriage will last forever. They do not begin their marriage thinking about divorce. But as time passes in any marriage there are issues that arise. People often believe that their issues will have legal significance. One spouse may have had an affair, or …

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How Divorce Mediation and Limited Scope Legal Representation Go Hand In Hand

Divorce Mediation

By Matthew Carroll and Rachel Hernandez In most divorce cases, people hire attorneys to represent them through the divorce process. The attorneys will be with them from the beginning to the end, potentially representing them in court all along the way. A litigated divorce tends to be costly, with attorneys providing their clients with their …

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Common Divorce Mistakes

Common Divorce Mistakes

Going through the divorce process can be emotionally draining even in the best circumstances when both spouses agree divorce is in the best interests of their family. There is almost always a grieving process, especially when the spouses are angry at each other, or one spouse wants a divorce and the other does not. Although …

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