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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CDT


Types of Cases and How to Start a Case
Presented by: S. Holtzman

  • Types of cases and applicable statutes
  • Filing a case
  • Appearance/notice of filing

Breakdown on Allocation Judgements
Presented by: S. Holtzman

  • Decision making
  • Assigning parenting rights and duties
  • Parenting time
  • Types of regular schedules
  • Holiday
  • Right of first refusal
  • Calculation of parenting time
  • Providing for conflict resolution

Financial Affidavits
Presented by: B. Friedman

  • Issuing a request for a financial affidavit
  • Completing and serving a completed financial affidavit

Issuing and Answering Discovery
Presented by: B. Friedman

  • Issuing discovery requests
  • Notice to produce
  • Marital interrogatories
  • Serving completed discovery

Child Support and Child-Related Expenses
Presented by: B. Friedman

  • Calculating support
  • Child-related expenses
  • Completing a Uniform Order for Support
  • Completing a Notice of Income Withholding

Petition for Temporary Child Support
Presented by: B. Friedman

Modification of Allocation Judgements and Financial Issues
Presented by: E.M. Kogut

  • How to modify parenting time and/or decision making
  • How to modify child support/contribution to child(ren) expenses/college contribution

Working with Professionals
Presented by: E.M. Kogut

  • Mediators
  • Financial neutrals and divorce coaches

Collaborative/Mediation Cases
Presented by: E.M. Kogut

  • Collaborative cases: full team approach
  • Mediation cases: attorney assisted vs. non-attorney assisted

Assisting in Adoptions
Presented by: C. Alderman

  • Types of adoptions
  • Basic procedures
  • How to assist in an adoption


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6.0 CLE Hours

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to offer up to 6.0 CLE hours to paralegals. Paralegal certification is not required to participate in this course.

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Cailee J. Alderman

Partner at Kogut & Wilson, LLC

Cailee J. Alderman represents clients in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, with a focus on divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, guardianship and special immigrant juvenile status. In 2021, Ms. Alderman joined Kogut & Wilson, LLC, as a partner. She is a long-serving advocate for children and families involved in life’s difficult phases. As such, she understands family law cases require compassion and commitment and is determined to provide solutions that work for each individual case. She completed her certificate in mediation from Northwestern University to better represent clients in complex family conflicts. As a child, Ms. Alderman witnessed first-hand the challenges children face when navigating their parents’ divorce. From that experience, she knows how important it is to keep a child’s best interests top of mind.

Brenda G. Friedman

Associate Attorney at Kogut & Wilson, LLC

Ms. Friedman represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law proceedings, including complex property division, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, contempt and post-decree modifications. Ms. Friedman negotiates and drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements; reviews and assesses assets, liabilities, expenses and income for the purpose setting child support, maintenance and property division; and develops case strategies with clients in order to work towards favorable settlement negotiations. She works to ensure her clients are able to resolve their family law matters with the least possible emotional toll and to make them comfortable as they move onto to the next phase of their lives.

Sarah E. Holtzman

Associate Attorney at Kogut & Wilson, LLC

Ms. Holtzman focuses her practice in all areas of matrimonial and family law. She has extensive experience in matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, post-decree matters, domestic violence and adoption cases. Ms. Holtzman is a compassionate and zealous advocate who is dedicated to helping clients navigate through what can be one of the most challenging experiences of their lives. Her diligence and client-focused strategy enables her to successfully litigate and settle various issues families face today. As a firm believer in the value of communication, Ms. Holtzman understands the importance of taking the time to listen to each client’s individual concerns and needs and provide sound advice in response, so together they can achieve the best possible results.

Eva M. Kogut

One of the Founding Attorneys of Kogut & Wilson, LLC

Ms. Kogut practices exclusively in the area of family law, including but not limited to, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, child support matters, child custody, parenting time/visitation, property division, domestic violence, post-divorce issues such as enforcement and modifications and complex litigation. With a commitment to helping her clients achieve the best possible results in their personal circumstances, Ms. Kogut addresses how each client’s unique family challenges may be resolved and what each path may look like by educating her clients on the different approaches available. She helps them understand the benefits, risks and costs of each approach to best meet their unique needs. Ms. Kogut’s clients prefer to stay out of court, and she believes that the collaborative process is a good alternative to the traditional divorce process. Applying her litigation experience, supported by on-going education, she sees a consistent pattern: a less painful settlement process truly helps clients move forward in a way they chose and not in an arrangement imposed upon them by an impartial judge. As a trained mediator, she believes that mediation can be an effective process for resolving divorce and family law issues in a manner that allows clients to maintain control over the process. Additionally, she handles process consultations, designed for those who are considering divorce via mediation. Ms. Kogut speaks fluent Polish, serving Chicago’s extensive Polish-speaking community in addressing all their family law issues.