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.

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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How Is “Child Custody” Determined in Illinois?

Child Custody

Illinois has done away with the arcane term of “child custody” in relation to care of children by parents in divorce or paternity cases. Since 2016, Illinois law terminology regarding “child custody” was eliminated and replaced with “parental responsibilities”. Likewise, the term, “visitation” became “parenting time”. Parents should understand that, as a starting point, there is …

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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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