Divorce

Pre-Divorce Attorney Counseling: Benefits of the Collaborative Approach

Pre-Divorce Attorney Counseling: Benefits of the Collaborative Approach Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

While couples sometimes hastily run into the divorce process, pre-divorce attorney counseling creates a measured approach. Although it can be tempting to forge ahead quickly, counseling often uncovers additional insights, both financial and otherwise. At Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, our team of family attorneys helps clients to address these factors. How Pre-Divorce Attorney Counseling Works …

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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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No-Fault Divorce: Understanding Divorce Requirements in the State of Illinois

No-Fault Divorce

While some states assess blame, Illinois mandates no-fault divorce.  However, many Illinois residents believe their issues hold legal influence. For instance, one spouse may blame another for an affair. In another example, spouses commonly cite emotional and physical abuse. Despite the accusation, Illinois’ “no-fault” status does not consider these issues to be legal grounds for …

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Divorce Mediation: Going Hand-in-Hand with Limited Scope Legal Representation

Divorce Mediation

In Illinois, divorce mediation often leads to a less expensive, more amicable resolution. While many Illinois residents hire attorneys for the sole purpose of litigation, this tends to lead to a very draining process. However, Mediation offers an out-of-court alternative. When coupled with Limited Scope Representation, this strategy presents a nuanced alternative, customizable for both …

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Common Divorce Mistakes: 3 of the Biggest Dilemmas in Illinois

Common Divorce Mistakes: 3 of the Biggest Dilemmas in Illinois Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

Common divorce mistakes take what can already be an emotionally draining process, and complicate the situation further. Even when both spouses agree that divorce is in their family’s best interests, the process still contains its share of trials and tribulations. More so, divorce almost always a grieving process. Notably, this grieving intensifies when the spouses …

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Homes in Illinois Divorce: A Useful Guide to Who Receives the Property

Homes in Illinois Divorce: A Useful Guide to Who Receives the Property Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

Oftentimes, couple debate their homes in the Illinois divorce process. With the emotional attachment in mind, many people place a firm “I want the house” attitude. Similar to all other aspects of the divorce process, splitting the home is rarely as simple as one person conceding. Taking on the role of sole homeowner calls financial …

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Illinois Divorce Costs: How Litigation, Mediation, and Collaborative Divorce Compare

Illinois Divorce Costs Litigation Mediation Collaborative Divorce Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

When attempting to gauge Illinois divorce costs, the final dollar amount often depends on whether you’re pursuing litigation, mediation, or a collaborative divorce. As with any, “How much does it cost?” question, the unsatisfying “It depends” answer doesn’t offer clients a ton of value. Typically, traditional litigation presents the most expensive way to get a …

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DIY Divorce: The Challenge of Self-Representation in Family Law

DIY Divorce The Challenges of Self-Representation in Family Law Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC

While DIY divorce is certainly allowed under Illinois law, family law presents numerous challenges towards self-representation. To help you along the way, here are 10 things you must know when conducting DIY divorce. 1) You Can Represent Yourself in a DIY Divorce Firstly, some parties are eligible for a “joint simplified dissolution” procedure. However, even …

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Surviving a Divorce: Navigating Emotional Challenges and Legal Complexities

Surviving a Divorce: Navigating Emotional & Legal Challenges Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions

Surviving a divorce can be a formidable and emotionally trying ordeal. Yet, armed with the right guidance and assistance, you can maneuver through this challenging phase and emerge even stronger. In this guide, we’ll furnish you with expert advice tailored for a smoother divorce journey, allowing you to confidently face the complexities that lie ahead, …

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Discussing Divorce with Kids Through the Collaborative Process

Kids and Divorce

When discussing divorce with your kids and informing them about your impending separation, a critical step is to unite as parents, especially within the collaborative divorce process. By presenting a united front, you not only convey a consistent and reassuring message but also create a foundation of stability during this tumultuous time. Within the collaborative …

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