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Illinois Divorces with Children: Considerations to Create a Better Family

Illinois Divorces with Children: Considerations to Create a Better Family Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

For Illinois divorces with children in the mix, emotional implications quickly ramp up. Holistically, divorce carries a heavy weight for children. Typically, adult parents accumulated decades of life experience. On the other hand, for children, life as they knew it will never be the same. However, strategic decision-making and cooperation for both parents can lead …

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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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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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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, couples typically cycle through a wide variety of common divorce fears. Put plainly: divorce can be a frightening process. In particular, the repertoire of fears tend to exasperate for couple with many years of marriage. Sometimes, couples struggle just to articulate their fears. However, the Bruckner Hernandez team typically sees three …

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