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.

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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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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Emotional Control: New Ways to Think About Feelings During a Divorce

Emotional Control: New Ways to Think About Feelings During a Divorce Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

Even with the Illinois collaborative divorce process, couples find it challenging to obtain full emotional control. As one of the five most stressful life events, divorce presents more than its share of unique issues. That said, divorcing couples  almost always struggle with handling their emotions during the Illinois divorce process. With so much anger and …

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Child Custody in Illinois: How Laws Dictate Parenting Decisions

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Since 2016, child custody in Illinois faced a rebranding to “parental responsibilities”. Similarly, the term “visitation” changed to “parenting time”. In general, Illinois presumes that both parents are “fit” to share parental responsibility and time. Particularly, research demonstrates that mutually involved parents benefit their children. Naturally, there are situations where this is not always the …

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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

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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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Illinois Prenuptial Agreements: Professional Collaboration to Cover Your Assets

Illinois Prenuptial Agreements: Collaborating to Cover Your Assets Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

Illinois prenuptial agreements aren’t solely for those with huge estates. For richer or for poorer, prenuptial agreements protect your assets in the event of a divorce. Thus, prenups clearly identify marital property. More so, prenuptial agreements specify the division of assets in the event of a divorce. Benefits of Illinois Prenuptial Agreements For the newly …

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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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Common Divorce Fears and How to Navigate Through Each of Them

Common Divorce Fears and How to Navigate Through Each of Them Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

In Illinois family law, divorcing spouses typically cycle through a wide variety of common divorce fears. Put plainly: divorce can be a frightening process, especially for those who have long-term marriages, shared finances, and children. Sometimes, divorcing spouses struggle just to articulate their fears. However, the Bruckner Hernandez team typically sees three common fears throughout …

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