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.

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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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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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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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

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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: 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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CoParenting Behavior Under Executive Order

Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC CoParenting Behavior Under Executive Order

Introduction As we all continue to adapt to COVID 19 pandemic, coparenting behavior is still at the forefront. The Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions team understands that situations can be especially challenging for divorced and separated parents that are trying to coparent during this crisis. We recently received a letter from the Honorable Judges Matekaitis and …

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