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Divorce/Legal Separation in Burr Ridge, IL

burr-ridge-illinoisThe village of Burr Ridge IL is located in an area of gently rolling hills in the suburbs southwest of Chicago. It is an upscale residential community of 12,000 and lies in both Cook and DuPage Counties. Burr Ridge is proud of its newly developed and remarkable village center with its excellent dining, high end shopping, quaint condominium living, and constant flow of new visitors.

Prior to the mid-1950’s, Burr Ridge was a rural area known as Harvester, a name derived from International Harvester, which operated a major farm and farm equipment testing facility on several sections of land that now comprise a significant portion of the village proper. Its current name comes from the plentiful and majestic bur oak (a/k/a Burr Oak) trees growing in the village. The Oak Brook divorce law firm of Kulerski and Cornelison serves residents of the southwestern suburbs, including Burr Ridge.

Our experienced attorneys, Richard Kulerski and Kari Cornelison, center their family law practice on the “friendly” non-court, or settlement, path to divorce.

We believe that the traditional mindset of routinely going to court in divorce is no longer serving the best interests of the public. Divorce has become too lengthy, too complicated, and too expensive. We think going to trial should be the last resort and not the norm. Both Richard and Kari are trained and experienced divorce mediators, fully qualified collaborative law practitioners, and enthusiasts of Cooperative Divorce Law, Illinois’ newest alternative to fighting it out in court.

We know how to keep your divorce from becoming unnecessarily painful and expensive; however, your soon-to-be ex may be difficult and necessitate your having to go to court. If this is the situation, then our combined 60 years of trial experience in the DuPage and Cook County divorce courts certainly prepares us to defend your interests in the courtroom. Divorce mediation, collaborative law, cooperative divorce law, legal separation, pre and post-nuptial agreements, visitation, custody, alimony, child support, paternity/parentage, and post-divorce cases are among the family law services we provide.

We are easy to reach and we invite your questions, phone calls, and emails. Feel free to contact us whenever you have a question about your rights or about the divorce legal system in general. Simply call 630-928-0600 and ask for Richard or Kari. No question is ever too small and we always have time to speak with you.

We know that you are probably not ready to file, and are most likely calling to find out what you might need to know when and if the time ever comes. We are happy to tell you how the system works and what to expect. There is no obligation.

We welcome hearing from you and we invite your questions. There is no obligation. No one will ever know that we spoke or what we discussed. Everything you say is privileged, confidential, and completely classified. We do not maintain a mailing list and will not contact you unless you ask us to.

Calling us is easy. Ask for Richard or Kari (Oak Brook 630-928-0600), or email us at or

If we are in court or in a meeting when you call, one of us will personally get back to you as quickly as possible. We are extremely discreet with callbacks and reply emails. Just leave your name and a secure email address or personal cell phone number.

Richard and Kari are staunch advocates of the non-court approach to divorce, and are also active and seasoned litigators with over 60 years of combined trial experience in the Illinois divorce courts of Cook, DuPage, and Will counties.


1 S 660 Midwest Road Suite 320 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181



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Call 630-928-0600 to book your initial office consultation.

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