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It’s that time of year again – snow, sales and scheduling. For those going through a divorce, the holiday season can be difficult to navigate. Last year, you celebrated the holidays with your entire family. This year, on the verge of divorce or post-divorce, the schedule will look different. How do you go about discussing and executing a plan that is stress-free for you and your children? Here are things to consider when crafting a…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce the addition of Kathleen Short to the firm as an associate attorney. She focuses her practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law. As a certified mediator, Kathleen offers clients an alternative method of dispute resolution and conflict management outside of the courtroom. Prior to becoming an associate attorney, she worked at the firm for two years as a law clerk. Kathleen received her J.D. from Loyola…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce the firm has been selected as a 2020 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm earned the ranking of Metropolitan Tier 1 in Family Law in Chicago. This honor comes on the heels of both Eva Kogut and Bryan Wilson being named 2020 Best Lawyers. Kogut & Wilson takes a personalized approach to divorce and family law that allows them to…
Eva Kogut will discuss alternative family dynamics and the impact on divorce and estate planning at the 2019 Illinois Psychological Association’s Annual Convention on Friday, November 15 at the Doubletree in Lisle-Naperville. Eva’s workshop will cover various alternative family dynamics including LGBT, non-monogamy and unique circumstances to take into consideration when divorcing and developing parenting plans. She will discuss Alternative Dispute Resolution options as well as issues to consider when estate planning. She will be…
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…