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Prenuptial Agreements: Considerations Before Saying “I Do”
As prenuptial agreements establish expectations for often sensitive issues and vary based on the couple’s individual circumstances, the process can be difficult to navigate. What should you include in your prenup?
Eva Matela Kogut to Share Financial Neutral’s Importance to Collaborative Divorce Teams in Upcoming CDI Training
As part of the Collaborative Divorce Illinois’ Fellows Collaborative Skills Training, Eva Matela Kogut will provide insight on the value of a financial neutral during the collaborative divorce process.
Six Types of Adoptions in Illinois
With many options available, adoption can be a complex process. Which option works best for your family?
Contested Adoptions: How Parental Disputes Can Impede the Adoption Process
When a biological parent objects to an adoption, additional legal considerations come into play. Kogut & Wilson explains how contested adoptions can set back adoptions in Illinois.
FAFSA Parent Reporting: Options for Divorced, Separated and Joint Filers
How should you report your income on your child’s FAFSA application? Kogut & Wilson provides reporting options for divorced, separated and joint filing parents.
The Child Tax Credit’s Impact on 2021 Tax Returns
As the tax filing deadline approaches, divorced parents may have questions regarding the Child Tax Credit, including which parent will claim the credit. Kogut & Wilson details what you need to know about the Child Tax Credit for your 2021 tax return.
EPWNG Selects Cailee J. Alderman for Professional Membership
Cailee J. Alderman recently joined Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group as a professional member.
The Old College Try: How Much Will Your Ex Contribute to Your Child’s Tuition?
Divorced parents have additional factors to consider when completing financial aid forms and negotiating with a former spouse about college tuition contributions.
LGBTQ+ Adoption in Illinois
The adoption process in Illinois does not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Kogut & Wilson outlines how members of the LGBTQ+ community can petition to adopt to build their families.
Separate but Together: The Legal Separation Process
Alternatives to divorce exist to manage deteriorating relationships between partners. Kogut & Wilson breaks down the legal separation process and what it means for couples who choose this route.