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February 22, 2016

The Role of Civil Unions for Unmarried Couples in Illinois

Civil Unions



Many people mistakenly think of civil unions as something that no longer is needed because of the recent ruling of the Supreme Court extending the right of marriage to same sex couples all across the United States. However, in Illinois, civil unions are still an important part of family law that can benefit both heterosexual and homosexual […]

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October 16, 2015

Cohabitation or Baby before Marriage Does Not Increase Risk of Divorce

Divorce Trends



Conventional wisdom has long-held that straying outside of the traditionally accepted social “schedule” for marriage and families will lead to an increased likelihood of a broken home or divorce. It has long-been argued, for example, that living together before marriage means that the couple is more likely to get divorced. This has also been said of […]

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