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Are you a Father? Here’s Why You Should Establish Paternity

In Illinois, if a child’s parents are not married when the child is born or are in a civil union, the father is not considered the legal father of the child. The father’s name cannot be added to the child’s birth certificate until paternity is legally established. The Importance of Establishing Paternity Paternity, which is […]

What You Need to Know About a Military Divorce in Illinois 

When you serve in the United States military and want to divorce, you face a different set of laws than those for civilians filing for divorce. Unlike a civilian divorce which is governed by the laws of the state, military divorce is governed by both federal and state laws, and special rules and requirements apply.  […]

Unique Social and Legal Challenges in Same-Sex Divorces

The US Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality ruling was a hard-fought victory for same-sex couples who had been denied the right to marry. For many couples, it was a long-awaited recognition of their love and commitment to each other and a step toward greater acceptance and equality for all people. However, as with any major […]