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 it comes to parenting schedules, courts generally use a set of standard arrangements between parents. While these customary schedules work for many families, they are not feasible for each situation. Every family faces unique challenges in determining the appropriate parenting time schedule. For some families with parents across state lines, a workable solution for the distance between households must be identified. Going the distance When one parent lives out of state, a traditional parenting…
Once a divorce is final, there are many steps we recommend our clients take to ensure all aspects of life are covered. Although some steps will be outlined in a Marital Settlement Agreement, the topics below will guide you in moving past a divorce. Dividing Retirement Accounts A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a legal order dividing a 401k and many pension plans, and the terms of the division are stipulated in your Marital…
Stephanie Tang shared insights on identifying, reflecting upon and communicating one’s own needs in a relationship in the UpJourney article, “How to Fight for and Save Your Marriage Alone.”  Accompanied by psychologists, marriage counselors and family therapists, Stephanie and the team of experts offered ideas on solving key issues that spouses face during challenging times. Read the full article here.   Stephanie has years of experience working with divorcing couples whether through litigation, mediation or collaborative law and recognizes the importance of one’s…
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…