Dissolution of Civil Union


Child Support

Child support payments are payments made to a parent for the purposes of assisting that parent with the expense of raising the couple’s children. Read More >

Civil Union Divorce

To end or dissolve a civil union, a couple must rely on the same law that a married couple relies on to dissolve their marriage; they must proceed under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Read More >

Civil Union Divorce Mediation

In divorce mediation, the parties meet with an impartial trained mediator to come up with solutions for disputes in their divorce, including issues such as custody, parenting time, division of assets and debts, child support, and maintenance. Read More >

Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative civil union divorce avoids the costs and conflict of divorce litigation by utilizing the collaborative law process, a method of conflict resolution that removes the couple from the courtroom and allows them to resolve their issues peacefully, with dignity and cooperation, while incorporating the advice and counsel of collaboratively trained professionals. Read More >

Custody and Parenting Time

Child custody refers to where a child resides and who makes parental decisions for that child. Read More >

Dissolution of Civil Unions for Small Business Owners

Dissolution of a civil union can be especially complicated for small business owners. On a personal level, divorce is likely to distract a business owner and consume valuable time. Legally, there are many scenarios where a small business will be considered an asset in the union estate and subject to division. The repercussions of this can be broad and potentially damaging. Read More >

Divorce Litigation

Civil union divorce litigation is the process of bringing legal claims before a judge and having the judge make the final decisions about issues concerning a couple’s children, their assets, and family support. Read More >

Maintenance

Maintenance, also known as alimony, is a sum of money given from one partner to the other to provide for the other partner’s support during or after the divorce. Read More >

Negotiated Civil Union Settlements

A negotiated civil union settlement is an agreement that is crafted between the two parties with the assistance of their attorneys. Negotiated civil union settlements appeal to couples that prefer to work directly with one another and avoid court intervention. Read More >

Property Division

Property division in a civil union divorce refers to the separation and assignment of the parties’ assets, including bank and retirement accounts, savings, and most physical possessions. Read More >

Uncontested Civil Union Divorce

An amicable civil union divorce is one in which the parties are willing and able to negotiate regarding the major issues in the dissolution of their civil union. Read More >


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