Same-Sex marriage has been legalized in Illinois under the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. This means that, just like any marriage, gay spouses go through the same kind of legal issues such as divorce/separation, pre-nuptial agreements, parenting time and parental responsibilities, alimony (maintenance), and others.Since gay marriages are relatively new, couples face difficulty in understanding how the laws apply to them when it comes to divorce. Homosexual individuals and couples should consider retaining the services of an experienced and reliable attorney to help them navigate through the legal system and understand their rights.
At M. Scott Gordon & Associates, our attorneys have extensive experience in family law matters and in-depth knowledge of the recent developments in Illinois laws pertaining to same-sex marriage and gay divorce. Our law firm provides personalized attention to our clients and work closely at every step of the process to provide a comprehensive legal solution that considers all factors affecting their dissolution of marriage.
Illinois Laws for the Dissolution of Same-Sex Marriage
For decades, gay couples throughout the United States have been fighting for their rights and the legalization of same-sex marriage. Illinois legalized same-sex marriage on November 20th, 2013, and enacted the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which was put into effective on June 1st, 2014. In 2015, same-sex marriage was made legal in all 50 states after the Supreme Court gave a momentous decision.
Gay couples not only have the right to get married, but they can also file joint tax returns, hold property together, pensions for a surviving spouse, veterans’ benefits, and all other responsibilities and rights that heterosexual couples receive after marriage. This means that gay spouses also have the right to get divorced in the event of irretrievable breakdown of marriage.
Experienced Attorneys Helping Clients with Same-Sex Divorce in Illinois
If you are facing issues with your marriage and want to dissolve it, you can turn to our dedicated and knowledgeable gay divorce attorneys for solid legal advice and aggressive representation. At M. Scott Gordon & Associates, we have been helping clients resolve divorce matters for more than 20 years and strive to get the most favorable outcomes for their case.
Our law firm handles a wide range of legal issues pertaining to gay divorce, including:
- Child Custody/Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
- Child Support
- Financial Issues
- Legal Separation
- Post-decree Modifications and Enforcement
- Property and Debt Division
- Spousal Maintenance/Alimony
- Visitation/Parenting Time
Our goal is to resolve our clients’ issues as efficiently and amicably as possible, especially when children are involved, in order to minimize the emotional and financial impact of the legal process. However, if your case requires taking matters to court, our attorneys will prepare for trial and vigorously fight to defend your rights and interests.
Talk to Our Experienced Chicago Same-Sex Divorce Attorney Today
If you are seeking reliable legal counsel for your same-sex divorce case, you may contact M. Scott Gordon & Associates today at 312.360.0250 or use our online form to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced and friendly attorneys. We have offices in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.