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Same-Sex Divorce Issues - Illinois Gay and Lesbian Divorce

As I've predicted for some time, the issue of same-sex divorce is reaching "critical mass." Committed same-sex couples are running into the very same issues regarding assets, debts, and children as heterosexual couples. Hopefully the Illinois Legislature will come up with a solution soon to aid Illinois same-sex couples. Illinois House Bill 1615 currently is in the Rules Committee, and deals with just these issues. There exists a clear legal need to cover same-sex couples with the protections afforded by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.

See this article by Dafna Linzer of the January 2, 2008 Washington Post, "Same-Sex Divorce Challenges the Legal System" in which she explores the extent of the problem. Simple (and free) registration is required.

If you are involved in a committed same-sex relationship and need family law advice, call our DuPage divorce law firm at 630.665.7676 now for a consultation.

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