Kogut & Wilson, LLC

Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C. was founded in 2015 by Attorneys Eva Matela Kogut and Bryan J. Wilson. Attorneys Kogut and Wilson had already been working together as a team for some time at two of Chicagoland’s premier divorce and family law firms. In opening their own firm, they endeavor to prove to clients that it is possible to receive elite, industry-respected counsel while still experiencing a personalized, attentive approach to their case.

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When a marriage is not working, many wonder what their divorce options are. There are multiple approaches to divorce, and our attorneys have years of experience with each method. To get a basic understanding of each approach and to determine what works best for your specific situation, below is a summary of the three most popular methods: Litigation Litigation is the most common and well-known route to divorce. In a litigation matter, either both…
Stephanie Tang discusses tax consequences of negotiating family law cases in the June 2020 newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Young Lawyers Division. In the article, “Five Tax Concepts Family Law Attorneys Should Know,” Stephanie and Kimberly S. Krieg, PhD, CPA address the considerations and knowledge that attorneys and clients should familiarize themselves with when negotiating cases. As a Certified Financial Litigator (CFL), Stephanie outlines vital topics such as maintenance payments, retirement accounts,…
Did COVID-19 impact your wedding day? In between locking down a venue, rescheduling vendors and sending out another round of save-the-dates, it is important to revisit your negotiated and/or executed prenuptial agreement if circumstances have changed since the outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic caused many economic changes for millions of people around the world. If you or your partner’s financial circumstances have changed since the negotiation of your prenuptial agreement, you both will need to…
Stephanie Tang addresses graying divorces in the May 2020 issue (Volume 28) of The Elder Law Journal.   In the article “The Spike in Silver Splitters: Examining Special Considerations for Graying Divorces,” Stephanie addresses the rise of graying divorces.   She examines and compares the trends of the phenomenon in various countries, investigates factors that contribute to graying divorces as well as offers recommendations and options to explore in the divorce process for individuals and attorneys alike.  Stephanie represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law proceedings. She strives to provide personalized attention to all of her…
Kogut and Wilson is proud to announce that Stephanie Tang has been named Secretary of the ISBA Family Law Section Council for 2020-2021. Stephanie is stepping into this new role after actively serving on the council since 2017. Previously, she acted as Chair of the Case Law Committee which summarizes recently published cases for family law practitioners and judges. The Family Law Section Council encourages and supports family law attorneys to practice with the utmost…
Has COVID-19 caused a change in your housing circumstances? Considering a move to avoid the condensed urban environment? Before finalizing any plans, divorced parents need to consider the specific provisions in their parenting agreement that deal with moving or relocation. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act outlines that if the primary custodial parent wishes to relocate, he or she must give the other parent at least 60 days written notice if the move…
COVID-19 has disrupted everything: work, school, restaurants, and even outdoor spaces. But did you know COVID-19 can also impact your maintenance and/or child support obligations? If your income has been impacted by COVID-19, it is important to contact your attorney immediately to ensure your obligation does not accrue. The court does not recognize side agreements – this process must be memorialized by an agreement submitted to the court. The courts are considered “essential services” during…
In order to best serve her clients in financial litigation, Stephanie Tang has earned the title of Certified Financial Litigator (CFL) from the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.  This esteemed group of practitioners represent a highly dedicated collection of professionals practicing at an advanced level with regard to financial issues. The designation is earned through meeting established educational and ethical standards, completing training curriculum, successfully passing the examination and obtaining approval from the certification committee.  As a dedicated family law attorney, Stephanie Tang provides personalized attention to all of her…
Do you have a graduating high school senior? Between Zoom graduation ceremonies and drive-by graduation parties, it’s important to reach out to your attorney to discuss modifying child support to cover college costs. Child support doesn’t necessarily end once a child turns 18. A judge can order both parents to contribute to a child’s college expenses and looks to the factors found in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to help make this…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce the addition of Brenda Friedman as an Associate Attorney. Brenda represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law proceedings, including complex property division, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, contempt and post-decree modifications. Prior to joining Kogut & Wilson, Brenda worked as an attorney at two prominent family law firms in Chicago, where she counseled clients in all areas of family law. She was also…