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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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: 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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Common Divorce Fears

Common Divorce Fears

A divorce can be a frightening process, particularly for those people who have been married for many years. Sometimes, they cannot even articulate what they are afraid of; they just know they are afraid of what lies ahead. Financial Fear One fear is  what will happen to the family assets that were previously used to support …

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Tips for Surviving A Divorce

Tips for surviving a divorce

Surviving a divorce may seem impossible. Going through the divorce process is always difficult, even when both spouses believe it is in their best interest to separate. It is one of the most significant events in an adult person’s life in terms of loss and grief. The adjustment is more difficult for some than for others, but …

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Divorce and Co-Parenting


Married couples can divorce each other, but if they have children, they are not divorcing them, and both will remain their parents forever. Ideally both parents will continue to have a close relationship with their minor children. This means putting aside their personal grievances with each other and learning what co-parenting is all about. What is …

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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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