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While each divorce is different, many people have similar concerns when taking the first step down this path. Here are a few of the most common questions we hear during the initial consultation – as well as guidance on ways to address each issue. What should I do with our bank accounts? Spouses often want to start separating cash accounts as soon as possible because it feels like the an action they can take right…
Stephanie Tang moderated a panel discussion about social media evidence and The Stored Communications Act at the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Young Lawyers professional development lunch on September 24, 2019. Karen VanderMeer of Badesch Abramovitch served as co-moderator and panelists included Khalid Hasan of Lucas & Cardenas and Michael Zhang of the ARDC. Stephanie is a member of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division Section Council. She serves on the networking and young lawyers sub-committees,…
Oftentimes in the stress of a divorce proceeding, a key member of the family is overlooked: a beloved pet. As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was amended to give the courts additional guidance when considering furry – or sometimes not so furry – friends. This amended law specifically applies to companion animals, not service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Either spouse may now file a petition…
Stephanie Tang shared insights on family law major legislative changes and cases in the Southern Illinois University Law Journal Summer 2019 issue. Through this article, Stephanie helped family law practitioners and judges stay up-to-date on the most significant legislative changes to statutory amendments in four areas of family law following the 2016 overhaul to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. She also provided a summary of select family law-related cases from 2017 to…
Stephanie Tang shared insights on family law major legislative changes and cases in the Southern Illinois University Law Journal Summer 2019 issue. Through this article, Stephanie helped family law practitioners and judges stay up-to-date on the most significant legislative changes to statutory amendments in four areas of family law following the 2016 overhaul to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. She also provided a summary of select family law-related cases from 2017 to…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce their expansion with the opening of a new office in northwestern Park Ridge. This is the firm’s second location and will allow firm attorneys to serve suburban clients. “Providing excellent client service remains our focus as the firm continues to grow,” said partner Eva Kogut. “With our new Park Ridge office, our clients will have the opportunity to connect with us in multiple places, selecting whatever location…
Kogut & Wilson is delighted to announce Eva Kogut and Bryan Wilson have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020. This is the third consecutive year both Eva and Bryan have been recognized in the field of Family Law and the second consecutive year Eva was recognized in Collaborative Law: Family Law. This year marks Eva’s debut in the field of Family Law Mediation. Eva and Bryan understand that…
After you make the difficult decision to divorce, you’re faced with even more challenging choices. What are my options for getting a divorce? Many people think going to court is their only option, but mediation and collaborative divorce may be a better fit for your situation. Litigation: The most common and well-known route Litigation involves an attorney for either one or both parties and a divorce judgment that is entered into the court. It can…
Bryan Wilson has been appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Legislation, which has the responsibility for the execution of the ISBA legislative program. For nearly 40 years, the Standing Committee on Legislation has been responsible for proposing the rules and regulations that govern the Illinois State Bar. Bryan will serve as one of 16 members who have demonstrated interest in issues affecting the legal profession and the administering of justice in…
Most family law attorneys use a well-worn script for their client intake process. But do they ask the right questions? Years of experience have taught Eva Kogut that there is a better way. The Typical Aproach When a client meets with an attorney for guidance on divorce, the discussion often centers on the facts regarding the process and possible outcomes in court. The attorney is trained to immediately present and explain various legal strategies for…