Divorce

Using Social Media During Your Divorce

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Millions of people use some form of social media every day. Facebook and Instagram are the two most popular ones. When a person is going through a divorce, it may be tempting to seek solace and comfort from your online friends but sharing personal information on social media during your divorce can have negative consequences. Social Media …

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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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Illinois Divorce Filing: Does It Matter Who Files First?

Illinois Divorce Filing: Does It Matter Who Files First? Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions

When a couple decides to get a divorce, the Illinois divorce filing process sometimes turns into a race. In these cases, both the husband and wife attempt to file the divorce petition before the other one. Naturally, one of the first questions people ask when they call our office is, “Is it to my benefit …

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Illinois Child Support: How Does the State Make the Determination?

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When discussing Illinois child support, the laws follow “shared income”. Essentially, this means that the state looks at the income of both parents when determining child support. With this formula, the court calculates support based on their incomes. In addition, the court factors in the number of overnights that the child will spend with each …

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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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Divorce & Retirement Plans: New Ways to Think About Marital Property

Divorce & Retirement Plans: New Ways to Think About Marital Property Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

For older divorcees, the thought of divorce and retirement plans may send shivers down their spines. Retirement savings represent the couple’s long-term financial savings. However, divorce can instantly throw a wrench in those plans. Overall, Illinois law considers retirement savings to be part of the marital state. Thus, they are subject to division. Typically, retirement …

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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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