Tag Archives: marriage

Illinois Civil Unions as marriage “lite”

civil unions in Illinois

Civil unions are set to begin in Illinois starting July 1, 2011.  Civil Unions are not just for same-sex couples, but open to all couples not related by blood.  A civil union will be very similar to marriage from a dissolution stand point.  The process for dissolving a civil union is very similar to dissolving […]

My spouse filed a motion in court. So what?

divorce law Illinois

This is my first blog post in what I hope to be many more dedicated to marriage and divorce law.  As a full-time divorce attorney who does litigation, I receive many petitions and motions (also referred to as pleadings) in the mail and via fax from opposing parties and counsel.  The most common pleadings I […]