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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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…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce that Stephanie Tang has received the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Young Lawyer of the Year Award for Cook County. Each year the ISBA Young Lawyers Division presents this award to two individuals, one who practices within Cook County and one outside the county. Nominated by numerous industry peers, Stephanie was recognized for her significant contributions as an outstanding young lawyer, including her achievements in the practice of…
IRMO Salvatore Muddies Child Support Modification Waters Up until Salvatore, a formerly unemployed spouse obtaining a full-time job was almost a guaranteed “substantial change in circumstances” that would warrant a modification of child support in court.  The Salvatore decision complicates this analysis by placing a greater focus on what was initially contemplated at the time the prior child support order was entered. Pertinent Facts: Three kids were born to the parties. The original Marital Settlement…
Many parents relocate their families over the summer – often from the city to the suburbs – as to not disrupt their children’s school year. But divorced parents may not realize their parenting agreement has specific provisions about where and when they move. Legal and physical custody provisions Divorce agreements in Illinois often address both legal and physical custody. Legal custody deals with the rights parents have to make major life decisions such as schooling…
Stephanie Tang will share insights on the options divorcing couples have for addressing joint property like the marital home as part of a webinar hosted by Guaranteed Rate later this month. During this hour-long program, Stephanie will discuss the pros and cons of the options divorcing couples have for the marital home, including selling, title transfers and refinancing. She will be joined by Michael Schenk, Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. The webinar…
Is Cryptocurrency The New Swiss Bank Account?   Introduction Imagine you have a coin that is worth thousands of U.S. Dollars.  Except unlike the traditional coin that you can hold in your hand, this coin only exists digitally.  This is the concept behind Bitcoin, the first and most well-established cryptocurrency.  Cryptocurrency is a new class of assets that is becoming increasingly popular, not only in the United States, but across the world.  Cryptocurrency defies the…
As college acceptance letters begin coming in for high school seniors, parents are tackling the question of how they will afford it all. Divorced parents have additional factors to consider both when completing financial aid forms and when negotiating with a former spouse about contributions. What does your divorce settlement say? Reviewing the divorce agreement is an important first step. Many people mistakenly believe that their former spouse is required to pay 50% of college…