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Divorce Discussions: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Your Spouse

How to talk to your spouse about divorce

Embarking on divorce discussions with your partner can be daunting. While many opt to have these talks within the confines of a counseling setting, several individuals approach us with uncertainty about their decision to divorce and the potential paths to take. The Emotional Impact of Divorce Discussions on Families When an individual approaches us with …

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Illinois Divorce Finances: The Value of the Collaborative Process

Illinois Divorce Finances: The Value of the Collaborative Process

As Illinois divorce finances continues to mount, both parties tend to question their current path. Ultimately, a lengthy litigation entails expensive financial considerations. Sometimes, both parties walk away with a fraction of their initial net worth. Additionally, the courtroom battle presents an exhaustive approach on the emotional spectrum, too. However, Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce …

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Division of Business: Secure Your Assets During an Illinois Divorce

Division of Business: Secure Your Assets During an Illinois Divorce Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC

For couples that work together, they face unique legal challenges pertaining to the division of business during the Illinois divorce process. Oftentimes, this occurs when the divorcing couple owns a business together. Alternatively, one spouse may own the business prior to marriage. Similar to other aspects of the divorce process, the priority falls on preserving …

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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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Divorce Mediation: Going Hand-in-Hand with Limited Scope Legal Representation

Divorce Mediation

In Illinois, divorce mediation often leads to a less expensive, more amicable resolution. While many Illinois residents hire attorneys for the sole purpose of litigation, this tends to lead to a very draining process. However, Mediation offers an out-of-court alternative. When coupled with Limited Scope Representation, this strategy presents a nuanced alternative, customizable for both …

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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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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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Stimulus Checks: A Guide for Divorced Individuals

Stimulus Checks: A Guide for Divorced Individuals Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

With the recent government decision to roll out stimulus checks for most adults and children, many are anticipating their arrival. However, those who married in 2019, filed a joint tax return, and later divorced, face a unique set of challenges. Especially, when the direct deposit goes to the account mentioned in the 2019 IRS return. …

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