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.
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.
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.
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.
Eva Matela Kogut Coaches Divorce Professionals on Collaborative Strategies in CDI Training
In Collaborative Divorce Illinois’ Fellows Collaborative Skills Training, Eva Matela Kogut offered strategies to improve the efficiency of collaborative teams working through divorce.
Divorce Maintenance: What You Need to Know
Understanding maintenance, often one of the most misunderstood and contested determinations in a divorce, is necessary to help ensure a stable financial future following a divorce.
Preserving Relationships Post-Divorce
Divorce is a life-altering event that brings along many changes. Seemingly overnight relationships are changed forever, but how can people remain friends with their former spouse and/or preserve their relationship with their children?
Who Gets to Keep Fido and Fluffy in the Divorce?
When a couple divorces, emotions can arise when deciding who keeps the pet versus who has the right to see the pet. How will getting a divorce affect the possession of a pet?