November 23, 2015

Child Custody Issues Still Present in Same-Sex Marriages and Divorces

Child Custody, Same Sex Marriage

Although same-sex marriages have now become legal in all 50 states, gaps still exist in how child custody issues are handled in same-sex marriages and divorces. This makes it crucial for same-sex couples to discuss and understand the potential issues they may face in the event of a divorce in Illinois. And, when going through one, they […]

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July 20, 2015

Challenges of Same-Sex Divorce

Divorce, Same Sex Marriage

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling extending the right to marry to all people in each one of the 50 states, there is one bittersweet factor for many same-sex couples: they can now also be divorced. Until now, they could not. A good example of this concerned one couple who had married in 2009 in […]

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July 13, 2015

What Marriage Equality Means for Same-Sex Couples

Illinois family law attorney, Marriage, New Illinois Law, Same Sex Marriage

In late June, the Supreme Court announced a historic ruling that effectively standardized marriage laws nationwide. Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, and will now be considered in the same ways as straight marriage—with all its ups and downs and confusing or complicating factors. As such, one can assume that the same types of […]

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April 23, 2015

Civil Unions: Not Just for Same-Sex Couples

Illinois family law attorney, Same Sex Marriage

With the increasing social acceptance of same-sex marriages across the country, many states are moving away from civil unions for same-sex couples. In February of 2014, according to the Cook County Clerk’s office, marriage licenses for same-sex couples became available, and a marriage equality law went into effect for the state of Illinois. While this certainly cut down […]

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