Dissolving A Civil Union In Illinois

The Civil Unions Act allows Illinois residents to enter a civil union without being married. This union can be dissolved similar to a divorce, and all property division and parenting responsibility allocation issues will be resolved in one setting, also similar to a divorce. This type of domestic partnership is available to both same-sex and heterosexual partners. At the Law Offices of Susan Parnell Wilson, we are equipped to help you through the process of dissolving that union, if need be.

Providing The Guidance You Need

The intention of the act is to allow civil unions and to provide for a legal protocol if the parties wish to dissolve the union; the protocol is similar to that of a divorce. There are exceptions, however. To navigate these exceptions, it is important that you have knowledgeable legal guidance.

Federal laws take precedence over state statutes. For instance, the division of a federal military pension or retirement would require marriage and is therefore not allowed in the dissolution of a civil union.

Should you decide to dissolve a civil union, we are skilled in property division and the family law issues you would face. Our lawyers are prepared to handle your case, protecting your assets and family interests.

Talk With Us Today

To schedule a consultation to evaluate your situation and determine if a civil union is the correct arrangement for you and your partner, please call the Law Offices of Susan Parnell Wilson today at 888-449-9575 or email us. Our Belleville attorneys will sit down with you, discuss your situation and inform you of the risks or benefits you face in seeking this arrangement.