J. Richard Kulerski Esq.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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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
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
member - Board of Directors
Mediation Council of Illinois
Loyola University Chicago
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DePaul University
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Benedictine College
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
- Current
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DuPage Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
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Articles & Publications
The Secret to a Friendly Divorce
Wasteland Press
Divorce Buddy System
Author House
Websites & Blogs
Kulerski & Cornelison's Website
Legal Answers
555 Questions Answered
Q. What does” she would pay child support in reserve “mean in this paragraph exactly
A: It means that the court can determine child support at a later time when things stabilize.
Q. If I were to separate from my wife, would she be entitled to any of the down payment my father put in the house?
A: Are you and your wife both on title to the house? If so, your father could get repaid if the money he gave toward the house was a loan. Are you making regular payments to him to pay off this loan? Very important. Consult in person with a divorce lawyer.
Q. My daughter is 18 and graduated this coming up June. I just found out she will be not going to school after January 1st
A: I cannot imagine anyone being able to give you an authoritative answer because the law never anticipated this type of thing happening. The law is clear that you must pay child support until the child reaches 18 or GRADUATES from H.S., whichever is last to occur. It doesn't cover what should happen if the child finishes H.S., but doesn't graduate for another five or so months. Your question does not state if the child has attained the age of 18. This would begood to know, but it won't answer your question.
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Contact & Map
Oak Brook Terrace Office
1 S 660 Midwest Road
Suite 320
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
Telephone: (630) 928-0600
Fax: (630) 928-0670
Chicago Office
47 W. Polk Street
Suite M11
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 235-0100
Fax: (630) 928-0670
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