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Daniel J. Kollias' combination of experience in the real world and in the courtroom sets him apart from other attorneys. He represents clients with the goal of finding practical solutions to complex problems. Prior to starting his firm, Dan successfully owned and managed a restaurant and bar in Elmhurst for a few years before returning to the practice of law. He understands business from the perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the advocate.
Dan is at home both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Dan gained extensive in-court experience as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. While there, he prosecuted countless juvenile abuse and neglect cases, and briefed and argued cases in the Appellate Court. Since 2003, he has been in private practice, focusing on family law, business planning, and estate planning.
In the field of family law, he has represented thousands of clients in cases involving divorce, allocation of parental rights, relocation, support, maintenance, business valuation, and complex property division. Dan is also well-versed in the various unique family issues which arise when one or both parties are military servicemembers, whether on active duty or in the reserves. Dan is also certified as a guardian ad litem. He is often appointed to investigate and report to the court regarding the best interests of the children in contested cases.
In the field of business planning, Dan advises clients regarding business structure, organization, succession planning, operating agreements, purchase, and sale. In the field of estate planning, Dan counsels clients on how to ensure that they and their loved ones are provided for in the event of incapacity or death, and how to minimize the effects of the estate tax. He prepares wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
Dan is an active member of the Du Page County Bar Association, and speaks Greek fluently.
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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- Notre Dame Law School
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- B.A. | Economics
- DuPage County Bar Association
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- Guardian ad Litem
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- Q. If I have been married for 4 years and my husband is on the title and mortgage, is he entitled to half the house?
- A: Based on the information you have provided, I am inclined to believe the house is your non-marital property, but that's not necessarily all there is to it. As much as I hate to answer a question with a question, I would also want to know whether he paid down the mortgage and whether he remodeled, upgraded, or improved the value of the property with his own money.
- Q. 34-yrs married, $3M+ assets. Tell me more about "equitable" split. 50/50 is far from equitable all things considered.
- A: The law does not require a 50/50 division. The court has the authority to divide marital assets and debts based on what is fair and equitable. The law lists several factors that the court may consider in making that determination, many of which you touched upon in your question.
- Q. Me and my spouse will be filing for divorce. He insist. I just remove my name off the mortgage. I want to be bought out.
- A: Don't do anything without speaking to a lawyer first.
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