With the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act that went into effect in June 2011 and the changes in the law allowing same-sex couples to be married starting in June 2014, members of the LGBT community now have access to all of the same rights and legal protections provided to any other married couple, including same-sex marriage and civil unions.
In the process of establishing or dissolving a same-sex marriage or civil union, there are unique legal issues that frequently need to be addressed. Having a qualified Chicago lawyer representing you from the outset is essential for ensuring that your interests are protected. At Boyle Feinberg Sharma, we are on the forefront of LGBT family law issues.
Capable Advocates For Partners In Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions
Our Chicago same-sex marriage and civil union attorneys provide skillful representation in a variety of complex family law issues. We understand the sensitive nature of these often difficult proceedings, and we utilize effective strategies to secure favorable outcomes.
When couples come to Illinois from other states to be married, Illinois will have jurisdiction over the marriage in cases where the couple’s home state does not recognize same-sex marriage. If you were married in Illinois and require representation in a divorce proceeding or any related issue, we are fully prepared to assist you.
We have extensive experience resolving the following issues related to same-sex marriages, divorces and civil unions:
Division of property
Adoption and surrogacy matters
Custody and visitation
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Domestic partnership agreements
Contact us to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney regarding your same-sex marriage, divorce or civil union matter. You can reach us by phone at 312-376-8860 or 847-394-3940, or via email.