Civil Unions/Same-Sex Marriage

Since 2011, Illinois has permitted all couples — same sex and opposite sex — to enter into civil unions/same-sex marriage, which convey all of the state benefits of marriage. What that means is that there are couples who need assistance with the type of dissolution issues that typically occur in a divorce, including issues of property division, child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities), parenting time (visitation) and child support.

If you find yourself in this situation, put your trust in an experienced family law attorney like me, Judith Wilson. From my law firm, Judith Trentman Wilson, Attorney at Law, P.C., in Belleville, Illinois, and in court, I represent families and individuals who need to resolve complex family law matters so they can move on with their lives.

The Illinois Civil Union Law Has Far-Reaching Implications

When Illinois passed a law establishing civil unions/same-sex marriage, it also required the state to recognize civil unions and same-sex marriages from other states. And just last year, the General Assembly passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois, beginning later in 2014.

Getting a divorce or civil union dissolution involves similar procedures. No matter what type of union you and your partner enter into, it is important to think about what you will do in the event you split up. I can provide you with the steady guidance you need during such an emotional time.

You Are Not Alone. An Experienced Lawyer Can Help You.

Contact my law firm today at 618-207-4032 or 866-975-4298 if you are in a civil union/same-sex marriage and have questions about the dissolution process. I happily serve all couples, and treat all clients with the same level of courtesy and respect.