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
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Divorce
    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
Illinois
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Professional Experience
member - Board of Directors
Mediation Council of Illinois
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Education
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate
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DePaul University
J.D.
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Benedictine College
Undergraduate
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Fellow
- Current
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DuPage Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
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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
535 Questions Answered

Q. Can the Sheriff serve you a summons at your parent's house? Not my place of residency.
A: The Sheriff acted properly. When he/she learned that you did not reside at your father's residence, he/she merely made a suggestion that you pick up the papers via counter-service at the Sheriff's office. You are not bound to do so, but if you don't, the person suing you will continue to attempt to have you served. The Sheriff's suggestion that you pick-up the papers is NOT a valid service of Summons.
Q. My parents have a "Verified Joint Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Medicaid requires a divorce "decree"- same?
A: The Verified Petition of Dissolution and unsigned documents are meaningless. You need a cetified copy of the Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage signed by the judge.
Q. My girlfriend is in divorce proceedings. Her ex has brought me up in court docs. Can I sue for defamation?
A: First, this is not a question for Justia's divorce lawyers. You should redirect it to the libel/slander or injury lawyers. Second, you have not given enough facts to warrant a responsible answer. You should meet in person with an attorney who does this work, so you can explain everything to him/her, e.g.,you have not explained how you were damaged. Third, you will likely have difficulty getting an attorney to take your case unless you are willing to pay him/her out of your own pocket. This would not be the type of case where the lawyer charges only if they collect.
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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