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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What is a No-Fault Divorce?

No-Fault Divorce

When people get married, they do so with the intention that the marriage will last forever. They do not begin their marriage thinking about divorce. But as time passes in any marriage there are issues that arise. People often believe that their issues will have legal significance. One spouse may have had an affair, or …

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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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