Under a new Illinois law, couples who previously were considered only domestic partners can now receive the same benefits as married couples.
Contact our Rolling Meadows, Illinois, civil union attorney at SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, for honest, efficient and caring legal service. Learn more about our firm and services during a free initial consultation from an equal opportunity firm that serves Chicago and the surrounding areas.
Effective June 1, 2010, the Illinois Senate enacted the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. Under this law, same-sex and opposite-sex couples can enter into civil unions if they are older than 18 and are not related by blood or adoption.
Couples who obtain civil unions are now granted the same state rights as married couples, some of which include:
We follow changes in this ever-evolving area of law very closely to ensure that you are aware of the latest information regarding the rights to which you are entitled.
When a civil union ends, the same issues that arise in a divorce must be addressed upon dissolution, including:
Same-sex marriage and divorce attorney Susan A. Marks can help you consider and address these issues. We can also assist in drafting prenuptial agreements to predetermine each partner’s rights and obligations in the event that the civil union is dissolved.
For more information regarding our family law services, contact us at SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, today for a free initial consultation. Call 847-255-9925 or contact us toll free at 877-286-8180.
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