In the time that it has taken for same-sex marriage to be legalized nationwide, some same-sex couples have married in a state where their union was legal and been together long enough to determine that they want a divorce. Unlike many other states, Illinois has allowed same-sex couples to enter into civil unions since 2011. The state legalized same-sex marriages in 2014 with the passage of the Illinois Religious Freedom – Marriage Act. These couples gained the same rights as other married couples and Illinois began recognizing same-sex marriages that were performed in other states. Even though the state has been ahead of the national curve, same-sex divorces are still relatively new in the Illinois courts.
The procedures for dissolution of a same-sex marriage in Illinois are the same as for any other married couple seeking divorce.
Contact a knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney who understands the unique challenges same-sex couples face to ensure that your interests are protected during the dissolution of your marriage. The SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC can provide you with the guidance you need in Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, or other Cook County locations. Call today for a free consultation.
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