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Knowledge And Practical Solutions When Ending A Civil Union

Dissolving a civil union is rarely emotionally easy. Fortunately, at Shyama S. Parikh, P.C., we can make it as straightforward as possible. With more than 18 years of experience in Illinois family law, we know the exact steps to take and how to help you make the best decisions about your future.

What Is The Legal Process?

The requirements to file a petition for dissolution of a civil union are the same as filing for divorce, except it is between parties that participated in a civil union. A petition is filed and served on your spouse personally. If their location is unknown, service can be given by publication. The parties can attempt to reach a settlement, by agreement, or can go through the process of exchanging discovery and having the court make a decision at trial.

In the interim, the court can have hearings to settle issues temporarily and/or may conduct a pretrial conference to give recommendations to the parties on how to settle their case. The final decree is called a judgment for dissolution of a civil union.

Learn More In A Free Consultation

The steps might sound complex, but you do not have to worry if you have our team on your side. We will explain what to do and help you understand your rights. We also offer free, confidential consultations. To request yours, call our Waukegan office at 847-557-1517 or send us an email today.