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Sandra Petras Bruckner

Sandra Petras Bruckner

Family Attorney, Collaborative Lawyer & Mediator Based in St. Charles & Sycamore
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Illinois
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Summary

With over 30 years of legal practice, Sandra Petras Bruckner is adept in assisting clients with navigating complex financial matters & providing options that maintain assets within families as they transition. In addition to her deft analytical skills, Sandra Petras Bruckner is known for her compassion, always carefully respectfully recognizing each client’s unique interests and concerns.

As a trained family law mediator & collaborative attorney, Sandra Petras Bruckner believes that the mediation & collaborative process options can better help people resolve family related legal disputes. In these roles, she helps clients unravel their legal issues, analyze their situation, and get to a resolution that promotes peace of mind.

Prior to founding Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC alongside Rachel Hernandez, Sandra Petras Bruckner served as Deputy Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kane County for many years, also having prosecuted all types of cases (traffic, misdemeanor, child support, juvenile delinquency, abuse, neglect, & felony cases). Sandra Petras Bruckner has been in private practice since 1999 & in addition to family law, has handled cases involving personal injury, social security disability, real estate, commercial & civil litigation.

Sandra Petras Bruckner is a member of the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA), DeKalb County Bar Association (DCBA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII), and the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

Sandra Petras Bruckner graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1986 with a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.), & in 1983 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Sandra Petras Bruckner currently represents clients in family law matters through Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Parenting Coordination
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Issues
  • Limited Scope Representation
  • Mid-Marital Agreements
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    In this uncharted landscape of social distancing and public closures, including courthouses in our state for the majority of family cases, we collaborative professionals are ready to help resolve family related legal disputes without court. This is what we do. We are currently limiting in-person meetings, but are offering both current and prospective clients phone and video-conferencing options. We are available to coordinate consultations pertaining to family law, divorce law, collaborative divorce, mediation,domestic violence, juvenile law, guardian ad litem, child issues, uncontested divorce, limited scope representation, mid-marital agreements, and parenting coordination as needed.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner, Founding Attorney, & Collaborative Professional Mediator
Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC: Family Law | Uncontested Divorce | Collaborative Divorce | Child Issues | Mediation | Domestic Violence | Guardian Ad Litem | Limited Scope Representation
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The collaborative law professionals at Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC are ready to resolve family-related legal disputes. Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC is available to offer legal guidance pertaining to collaborative divorce, family law, uncontested divorce, child issues, mediation, domestic violence, guardian ad litem, parenting coordination, limited scope representation, & mid-marital agreements. Through our offices in St. Charles, Illinois and Sycamore, Illinois, Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC provides guidance to 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, Wayne, Sycamore, DeKalb, Cortland, Somonauk, Sandwich, & Genoa. To learn about Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC, call (630) 888-0017 or email Sandra at Sandra@LawBHH.com.
Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (1986) | Law
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The Northern Illinois University College of Law (NIU Law) is renowned for its personalized attention, value, bar passage and employment, & its proximity to the major metropolitan area of Chicago. The Northern Illinois University College of Law (NIU Law) is at the heart of a diverse and active university campus of over 17,000 students on the western edge of the Chicago metropolitan area in DeKalb, Illinois, home to more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 31 in the Fortune 500.
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (1983) | Finance
With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneers innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact. As the pre-eminent public research university, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader.
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Professional Associations
St. Mary Catholic Church
Youth Choir Director
Current
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Member
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Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)
Member
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Member
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State Bar of Illinois  # 6194255
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DIY Divorce – Details About the Process
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Co-Parenting & Behavior Under the Executive Order
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"Stay at Home" for Co-Parents: Illinois Governor Pritzker Executive Order of March 20th, 2020
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The Illinois Collaborative Process Act: A Positive Alternative to Litigation for Family Disputes
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Certifications
Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) Admittance
Kane County Bar Association (KCBA)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Admittance
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
DeKalb County Bar Association (DCBA) Admittance
DeKalb County Bar Association (DCBA)
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
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Contact & Map
Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC — St. Charles Office
619 West Main Street
Suite D
St. Charles, IL 60174
Telephone: (630) 888-0017
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Hours are by appointment only. Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC is currently limiting in-person meetings, however, we are offering phone and video conferencing options to current and prospective clients.
Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC — Sycamore Office
139 South Sacramento Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Telephone: (630) 888-0017
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Hours are by appointment only. Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC is currently limiting in-person meetings, however, we are offering phone and video conferencing options to current and prospective clients.