Civil Union Dissolution

The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act allowed same-sex and heterosexual couples to enter into civil unions. While civil unions do not provide the same legal rights as marriage, they do offer some rights for couples who could not or did not want to get married.

If you and your partner wish to dissolve your civil union, attorney Lynn A. Cohen can assist you. She has more than 30 years of legal experience, and understands the nuances of civil union law. Ms. Cohen can represent you in mediation, negotiation or at trial, if necessary. You can rely on her to vigorously protect your rights at every stage of the dissolution process.

You Have Rights – Make Sure They Are Protected

Ending a civil union is, in some respects, similar to ending a marriage. The civil union dissolution process includes property division, alimony/maintenance, and child custody and support for couples with children.

Attorney Cohen will protect your interests to your share of jointly owned assets. When necessary, she works with experts to trace ownership of specific assets. If you and your partner had a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, she will determine how the terms apply to you during property division and the determination of alimony/maintenance.

Depending on the case, one party in the relationship may be entitled to receive alimony/support from the other. When you discuss your case with Ms. Cohen, she will explain your rights and options.

Contact An Experienced Lawyer

To schedule an appointment, please call our Skokie office at 847-674-3000 or contact the firm online.