In Illinois, couples of the same sex or opposite sex are allowed to join together in a civil union. This legal relationship provides the same benefits and responsibilities that the state provides to married couples. The key distinction is that couples joined in a civil union may not receive the same federal benefits as married couples.
The process of dissolution of a civil union is similar to a divorce. It is certainly just as emotional and comes with many of the same complexities. If you are ending a civil union, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to advocate for you. At Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., we are well-versed in the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. We can protect your rights and interests as you conclude your civil union.
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It is important to understand that a civil union is distinct from a domestic partnership, a cohabitation agreement or a same-sex marriage. Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they have many differences from a legal perspective.
When dissolving a civil union, one of the key aspects is property. Civil unions create the presumption that all property obtained is owned jointly, much like in a marriage. When a civil union is dissolved, property must be divided. Our attorneys understand how property division works when ending a civil union. When you choose us, you can be confident that we will take the steps to protect the property that is important to you and help you get your fair share of the assets shared with your partner in the civil union.
Let us guide you through the civil union dissolution process. We are available to meet with clients at their convenience in our offices in Woodridge, Illinois, and downtown Chicago. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.