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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.
Illinois Super Lawyers Spotlight Four Kogut & Wilson Attorneys in 2022 Lists
Four Kogut & Wilson attorneys were selected to the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Estate Planning Post-Divorce: Key Considerations for Protecting Assets
After divorce, many overlook the need to update their estate plan. Kogut & Wilson detail key considerations to ensure asset protection following divorce.
Circuit Court of Cook County Appoints Cailee J. Alderman as Guardian ad Litem for Adoption Cases
The Circuit Court of Cook County designated Cailee J. Alderman as Guardian ad Litem in adoption cases for a one-year term from December 2021 through November 2022.