J. Richard Kulerski Esq.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Summary

J. Richard Kulerski is a partner in the Oak Brook (and downtown Chicago) divorce law firm of Kulerski and Cornelison. Richard has over four decades of trial experience in the divorce courts of Cook and DuPage counties, IL. and is a Harvard trained mediator and settlement negotiator. Richard and his partner, Kari Cornelison, are staunch advocates of the settlement approach to divorce and both are active in divorce mediation, collaborative divorce law and in the rapidly growing cooperative divorce movement.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Professional Experience
member - Board of Directors
Mediation Council of Illinois
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Education
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate
Benedictine College
Undergraduate
DePaul University
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Fellow
- Current
DuPage Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Secret to a Friendly Divorce
Wasteland Press
Divorce Buddy System
Author House
Websites & Blogs
Website
Kulerski & Cornelison's Website
Legal Answers
263 Questions Answered

Q. If filing a response to a notice of relocation of a child, would it be filed as a motion or a notice?
A: It should be titled RESPONSE TO PETITION FOR REMOVAL (or whatever the full title of their Petition is).
Q. I get unallocated maintenance that ends in September. I have not been able to go to school for lack of money. And I can
A: The answer to your question lies in the wording of the maintenance provision in your Judgment. If the maintenance was not reviewable, but was to terminate at the end of four years, then it will be terminated at the four year mark. Sorry, but the new law will not help you unless your language provides for an extension.
Q. How much do it cost to get a divorce?
A: I do not know what county you live in, and this would have some effect on how much your divorce might cost. Offhand, I think it is safe to say that you should be able to get it done for about $2,000, plus court costs. Getting you name off of the house is easy. You just sign a deed giving your husband sole title. However, getting your name off of the mortgage is not easy al all. You are divorcing your husband; you are not divorcing the lender. This means you will still be responsible for the mortgage payments. This is where a lawyer comes in handy. Consult with one in person and learn your rights and exposure..
Q. need probono-Need advice on how to file motion of default, child support & maintenances in Kane County IL
A: Call the Kane County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service and ask for their direction. They may offer pro bono assistance. At the least, they will get you an in-person consultation with a divorce lawyer for a very, very small fee.
Q. Can my wife sign for divorce without my concent if I and my son goes to another state?
A: The answer to your question depends upon several variables, which can best be addressed by an in-person consultation with a divorce lawyer. This forum cannot provide specific answers to questions involving unknown facts. For example, by what authority are you taking your child with you? Is your wife OK with your removing the child? Will she file solely to have you return the child? The questions are many.
Q. Is it possible to sue my abusive husband after my divorce?
A: Sue him for what? If it is for injuries sustained as a result of the abuse, you may or may not be able to sue him depending on the language contained in your Judgment for Dissolution. Some Marital Settlement Agreements specifically release the wrongdoer from any liability for tortious acts committed during the marriage. Some do not. Consult with an attorney as to your right to sue. However, keep in mind that your ex is not likely to have any insurance to cover his acts, and this might hamper your ability to find a lawyer who is willing to sue him.
Q. I'm in need of a divorce lawyer. This is a decision I've been thinking about For about a yr.
A: Contact the Bar Association in your county, and ask them for a referral to a divorce lawyer. Most bar Lawyer Referral Services involve only a nominal consultation fee.
Q. if I file for divorce how do I find out if my husband has a secret safty deposit box somewhere? Thank you Judy
A: This can be difficult if he pays the yearly fees by cash. If he pays by check, you'll find the stub when you look through his bank statements. Sometimes, it pays to subpoena any banks that you think he might do business with (e.g., banks near his work, home, etc.).
Q. What can I ask for in a divorce after a 2 year marriage
A: I am assuming there are no children because you did not mention any. Depending upon the individual facts of your case (which you have not provided), spousal support may or may not be appropriate. You should be entitled to your equitable share of the marital assets, and you may be responsible for some of the marital debt.
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Contact & Map
Oak Brook Terrace Office
1 S 660 Midwest Road
Suite 320
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
USA
Telephone: (630) 928-0600
Fax: (630) 928-0670
Chicago Office
47 W. Polk Street
Suite M11
Chicago, IL 60605
USA
Telephone: (312) 235-0100
Fax: (630) 928-0670