Family Law

Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions concentrates in numerous areas of family law throughout Kane County and DeKalb County.

When parents and children face difficult situations requiring emotional and legal intervention, an experienced, compassionate lawyer is essential. At Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC, we understand the reality of challenges covered by the family law field, and are committed to advocating for the best resolution to fit your unique situation.

The collaborative divorce process is a method that promotes mutual and joint problem solving between spouses.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
After a separation, the ideal situation involves spouses agreeing to part ways amicably and proceeding in an uncontested divorce.

CHILD ISSUES
We can provide beneficial solutions to minimize the effect that divorce has on a family and to promote working together going forward.

MEDIATION
Mediation is considered an out-of-court solution that allows the parties to resolve legal issues in an amicable manner.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Attorney Rachel Hernandez has worked on behalf of families dealing with domestic violence for nearly two decades and attended law school with this as a focus.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM
Rachel Hernandez of Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC attended law school with a goal of working on behalf of children and families in crisis and is a qualified Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in Kane County. A Guardian Ad Litem is an attorney, appointed by the court to assist the court with issues regarding disputes involving children.

Limited Scope (A La Carte Services)
Limited Scope Representation provides individually customized client services for individuals who may not need or want full representation. You choose the form and cost of services that best fit your situation. We can provide you with the resources that enable you to achieve your goals.

From our law offices in St. Charles and Sycamore, Illinois, we work with families in transition throughout Kane and DeKalb Counties including Geneva, Batavia, Elgin, Aurora, North Aurora, Sleepy Hollow, Campton Hills, Elburn, Sugar Grove, Algonquin, Dundee, Bartlett, Barrington Hills, Big Rock, Burlington, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hoffman Estates, Hampshire, Huntley, Kaneville, Pingree Grove and Wayne, Sycamore, DeKalb, Cortland, Somonauk, Sandwich, Genoa.

Divorce and Taxes

Divorce and Taxes

Often one spouse knows very little about their tax situation. They have not been involved in the tax preparation process and do not even think about what effect taxes may have on their divorce settlement. There are some important considerations that each spouse needs to contemplate before arriving at a final settlement agreement. Divorce Issues Requiring the …

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3 Tips for How to Choose Your Divorce Attorney

3 Tips on how to choose a divorce attorney

Looking for a divorce attorney can be daunting. In addition to the stress of starting what can be an emotionally taxing process, selecting a lawyer is one of the most important decisions to be made. Here are some suggestions that may help: 1) Get Recommendations from Trusted Sources As a starting point, a trusted professional who you …

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Divorce – What About the House?

Divorce - what about the house

Couples often come into the divorce process with an emotional attachment to the house. Their attitude is a firm “I want the house.” They may not understand what that entails or even if it is financially feasible. It is important to understand the costs involved in keeping and maintaining the house as well as whether they qualify for a mortgage. …

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How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

How much will my divorce cost

The answer to the question, “How much does a divorce cost?” is a resounding ‘it all depends’. It depends on how much you want to fight and how much you want to spend. Traditional litigation is typically the most expensive way to get a divorce. Mediation, wherein a neutral third party who facilitates conversations regarding …

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Collaborative Practice Series – Part 3: A Team Centered around Your Family

collaborative divorce team focused on your family

Collaborative Divorce: A Team Centered around Your Family Introduction: Going through divorce can make you feel isolated and alone, unsure of where to turn to for support and advice. Unlike traditional divorce, Collaborative Practice provides a team of skilled professionals to help you manage the many aspects of the divorce process. The Collaborative Team: Family …

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Collaborative Practice Series – Part 2: A Better Way to Divorce

collaborative divorce focus on family bonds

Introduction: Collaborative Divorce is a better process in which a divorcing couple, together with trained professionals, work as a team to resolve disputes respectfully without going to court. The Principles of Collaborative Practice: Couples going through divorce can experience confusion, anger, and loss. Under such circumstances, you may find it difficult to see an end …

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Collaborative Divorce Practice Series – Part 1: How to Divorce Without Going to Court

Introduction The end of a marriage or relationship is challenging enough and leaves many couples fearful of long, drawn-out court battles and endless attorneys fees. But there is a better way. Collaborative Divorce is a practice that puts you in control of your legal process with the support you need to transition into a new …

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DIY Divorce

Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC DIY Divorce Relationship

While DIY divorce is certainly allowed under Illinois law, there are numerous steps to representing yourself in court. 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 In general, some parties are eligible for a “joint simplified dissolution” …

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