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As COVID-19 vaccine availability has increased substantially, the number of disagreements between parents regarding the vaccine has too, leaving many divorced parents unsure of their next steps. Stephanie L. Tang recently detailed the influx of parental disputes over the COVID-19 vaccine and the current processes available to resolve these disagreements in WGN Radio’s Legal Face-Off. In the interview “Vladeck on Texas abortion ban, Newman on Elijah McClain, Tang on COVID-19 vaccination divorcee disputes, and much…
In custody (“allocation of parental responsibilities”) disputes, a crucial aspect that family courts consider is the child’s best interests including the health and safety of the child. Illinois courts also take into account the parents or guardians’ use of drugs or alcohol when determining whether to restrict parental responsibilities. In January 2020, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana with the enactment of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. The…
In a recent Chicago Sun Times article, Stephanie L. Tang shared how attorneys are increasingly seeing co-parenting parties have disagreements regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and their children. Family law professionals shared insights on how both attorneys and parents are tackling this sensitive issue in the article, “Divorce attorneys brace for exes battling over kids getting COVID-19 vaccine” Stephanie shared arguments amongst divorced parents over vaccinations are not uncommon. Even before the pandemic, she represented parents…
Eva Kogut has been appointed to the St. Monica Academy School Board as the Legislative Action Person (LAP) and Hospitality Representative for the 2021-2022 academic year. While serving in her new positions, Eva will join parents, parishioners and additional professionals on the school board in improving the learning environment and community for current and prospective elementary students. Drawing from a multitude of experiences in family law, Eva plans to offer a unique perspective to the…
As summer comes to a close and we embark on a new school year, we are hopeful for a newfound sense of normal after over a year of online schooling and hybrid learning environments. While the start of a new school year naturally evokes excitement for parents and children alike, it can also bring a wave of stress, especially heightened for divorced parents. Kogut & Wilson is here to help you navigate this time with…
Stephanie L. Tang shares insights on various divorce processes options available, as well as aspects parties should consider when choosing which process is best for their situation in Gabrielle Hartley’s Better Apart blog. In the article, “What Divorce Process is the Right Fit for Me?,” Stephanie details the litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce processes and outlines the considerations to weigh when choosing a divorce process including: A history of domestic abuse and/or neglect The level…
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce four firm attorneys have been listed as Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in the 2022 publication of Best Lawyers in America for their dedication to their family law practices. Our honorees are as follows: Best Lawyers Eva M. Kogut Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Family Law Mediation Bryan J. Wilson Family Law Ones to Watch Brenda G. Friedman Family law Family Law: Arbitration and Mediation Stephanie
Kogut & Wilson is proud to announce Bryan J. Wilson has been appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Legislation as a member for 2021 – 2022. This is the third consecutive year that Bryan has been appointed. He continuously tends to the committee and serves its 29,000+ members by assisting with committee-produced CLE programs, contributing to regular meetings and committee work-product and helping in subcommittees where needed. Bryan will continue to…
Stephanie L. Tang recently sat down with Paulette Rigo to explore collaborative family law and how to manage video conferencing in a podcast episode of The Thriving in Chaos Project. In the episode, “What is Collaborative Family Law and How to Manage the Video Conferencing of Court?,” Stephanie and Paulette explore: Stephanie’s process in deciding if a family law case can consider mediation and the collaborative law route The challenges faced in the use of…
Divorce can be an extremely emotionally and financially pressing process for all parties involved. Fortunately, couples aren’t limited to litigation. There are other methods to keep the associated divorce costs down so that parties may focus on what’s important – their families and themselves. Uncontested Divorce If both parties agree on the main elements of their divorce, it can be to their benefit. In an uncontested divorce, costs can be cut by avoiding litigation and…