News & Insights
Genesis Hernandez Joins FLASH; Discusses Organization in WBAI Newsletter
Genesis has joined the Force of Lawyers Against Sexual Harassment to bring awareness to the task force and educate legal professionals on sexism, sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the profession.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Qualifications for Young Adults
SIJS is a legal protection for non-citizen individuals under the age of 21 that can provide a path to lawful permanent residence or even citizenship in the US.
Bryan J. Wilson Reappointed to ISBA Standing Committee on Legislation in 2023
Bryan was recently selected to serve the 28,000 members of the Illinois State Bar Association during the 2023-2024 term as a member of the Standing Committee on Legislation.
Requirements and Process of Changing Your Name in Illinois
A person may want to change their name after a marriage, divorce, adoption or other major life event to find closure or the start of a new life. Kogut & Wilson outline the eligibility requirements and process of an official name change.
Mortgage Assumption vs. Buyout: What’s the Best Course for Your Divorce?
Although owning a home can be an exciting chapter for couples, it is often a point of contention during divorces. Kogut & Wilson explain the difference between a buyout and mortgage assumption and what options are available during divorce proceedings.
Cailee J. Alderman to Discuss SIJS with CBA Adoption Law Committee
Cailee and co-speaker Genie Gillespie will discuss special immigrant juvenile status with the committee on Tuesday, May 9.
Cailee J. Alderman Shares SIJS and Predicate Order Insights in an American Immigration Lawyers Association Presentation
In the presentation, Cailee discussed the history of the SIJS statute, courts options and which cases each hears and how predicate orders work regarding SIJS.
Enrolling Children in Private School When Divorced
Kogut & Wilson answers several questions that arise when divorced parents disagree on where to enroll their children in school.
Second Parent Adoption Following the Reversal of Roe v. Wade
Following the Dobbs decision, which reversed of Roe v. Wade, second parent adoption has entered the spotlight with concerns about other potential reversals. Kogut & Wilson explain what second parent adoption is and how families can use this process to protect their parental rights.
Adult Adoption in Illinois
Kogut & Wilson explains the criteria, reasons and results for adult adoption in Illinois.