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Sandra Petras Bruckner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Sandra Bruckner, Sandi Bruckner

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Sandra

Learn Sandra’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC employs the collaborative divorce process as a method that promotes mutual and joint problem solving between spouses. By approaching the matter in a benevolent way, couples are often able to avoid litigation.

    38 years

  2. Family
    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 family-related challenges.

    38 years

  3. Mediation
    Mediation is considered an out-of-court solution that allows the parties to resolve legal issues in an amicable manner. At Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC, our team helps parties define the issues at hand, facilitating communication.

    38 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC uses an uncontested divorce for those who can peacefully resolve the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time child support, the division of assets and debts, and potential spousal support.

    38 years

  5. Child custody
    When deciding the allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), Illinois courts implement the best interests of the child as a standard. Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC ensures that children maintain strong bonds with both parties.

    38 years

  6. Child support
    Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC practices child support law under the new set of Illinois laws (as of July 2017), which moved the child support system from an “income shares” to a “fixed percentage” system.

    38 years

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC practices marriage and prenuptial law, drafting and creating both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for clients looking to get married or undergo a significant change, but protect individual assets.

    38 years

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 out of the Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC offices based in St. Charles, Illinois & Sycamore, Illinois.

Practice Areas:
•Family Law
•Collaborative Practice
•Uncontested Divorce
•Limited Scope Representation

Bar Admissions
•Illinois, 1986

•Northern Illinois University, College of Law, J.D. – 1986
•University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), Bachelor of Science (Finance) – 1983

Professional Associations & Memberships
•Illinois State Bar Association
•International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
•Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
•Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
•Kane County Bar Association
•DeKalb County Bar Association


Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC — St. Charles
619 West Main Street
Suite D
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC — Sycamore Office
139 South Sacramento Street
Sycamore, IL, 60178
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Posted by Rebecca | February 2, 2021
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Caring, detailed, efficient and effective
Sandy may handle a lot of cases as other lawyers do, but unlike those other lawyers, she will actually pay attention to and remember the details of your case. She is also really good at math and with financials. If a family lawyer isn’t good at those things, it can dramatically increase the costs of a divorce in a way that can affect you for years.
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Posted by Laura | January 19, 2021
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Wonderful Attorney
Sandi is a fabulous attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and empathetic. She worked diligently to thoroughly review the details of my case. Sandi listened carefully to my story. She clarified information and put me at ease at a very stressful time in my life. I highly recommend this practice.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2021
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Highly recommended
I hired Sandra and Rachel for a divorce matter and not only were they well organized but very thorough. When the ball was dropped on the other end, Sandra stepped in to resolve the matter prudently and I didn’t have to get involved at all. I have not only hired them myself but have since recommended numerous others to their practice who have all been extremely happy with their services. Highly professional group of attorneys that are truly on your side.
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Posted by Jenny | January 18, 2021
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excellent attorney
Sandi joined my divorce case a bit into the process. She got up to speed quickly and continued with that intensity through to the end. I appreciated her candor and willingness to let me navigate the financial aspects of the discovery process. I absolutely felt like part of my legal team rather than a bystander. Sandi has a great ability to see all the sides of a situation and consider them, even when they weren't in my favor. I had input in every decision.
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 12, 2021
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Wonderful Attorney!
Amazing attorney who really listened to what I wanted but also educated me on the law and what was permissible. Great at coming up with various solutions and extremely level-headed. Worked well with opposing counsel to not make any situation worse. Truly knowledgeable and top notch!


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Work Experience

  • Partner, Founder, & Collaborative Divorce Attorney
  • Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC
  • 2020 - Present


  • Northern Illinois University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983


  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Member
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  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)
  • Member
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  • St. Mary Church
  • Youth Choir Director
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  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Member
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  • DeKalb County Bar Association
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  • Kane County Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Child support Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I emphatically endorse Sandy. I would recommend her for child support disputes, custody matters or any other family law case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Sandra on a Collaborative Process case. She's extremely knowledgeable about the law, unafraid to think outside the box, and always professional. She's excellent in the Collaborative team setting, yet works diligently as an advocate for her client. I highly recommend Sandra."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I knew Sandi for several years prior to partnering to focus on respectful alternatives to litigation for family related legal matters. Her commitment toward helping clients understand all aspects of their situation is just one of the many things I admire!"
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sandy is well known and well respected for her tireless devotion to her clients."

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Saint Charles Divorce and separation Lawyer Sandra Petras Bruckner
Sandra Petras Bruckner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 37 years
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