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Evanston Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers

Evanston Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers

Helping Same-Sex Couples in Evanston Work through the Divorce Process

Back in November of 2013, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act was signed into law. This Act was a significant win for the LGBTQ community in the State of Illinois, and it allowed for same-sex marriage within the state.

In addition to the many rights and responsibilities that legal marriage allows, there are many reasons as to why a marriage relationship could break down. A marriage breakdown could occur because of trust issues, financial concerns, addiction, abuse, or the parties simply growing apart emotionally. When same-sex couples decide to separate or divorce, issues related to finances, children, and property must be worked out.

Divorce issues can be complex, and it is extremely important to have an experienced Evanston same-sex divorce lawyers who can help sort through these issues with you. The knowledgeable legal team at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. could assist with facilitating your divorce proceedings and help the process to be as painless as humanly possible.

Potential Issues that can Arise during Same-Sex Divorce Proceedings

Potential issues that could arise during same-sex divorce proceedings are much the same as those that arise in opposite-sex divorces. Some of these issues could include the following:

  • Equitable distribution of marital property – Where the divorcing spouses must decide how to distribute assets which they have acquired throughout their marriage – or let the court decide for them
  • Child custody and visitation arrangements – Where decisions must be made as to which parent will have sole legal or physical custody of the child or children – or whether the parents will have shared custody – all using the best interests of the child legal standard 
  • Child support – Where the amount of child support to be paid to the custodial parent is determined using the Child Support Guidelines
  • Alimony or spousal support – Where a decision is made as to the type and amount of alimony to be paid by one spouse to another 
  • Obtaining a protective order against the other spouse – Where one spouse is alleging domestic violence or abuse and fears for his or her own safety, as well as for the safety of the minor child or children 

Our skilled legal team can assist you with sorting through these issues during a divorce proceeding and help craft the best resolution possible.

Speak with an Evanston Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer Today

It is important to consider how no two divorce proceedings are exactly alike. Every couple has their own unique circumstances and challenges that must be sorted through, addressed, and resolved. The knowledgeable legal team at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. is dedicated to helping you address and resolve your legal issues. Our office is committed to providing clients with the personal attention and dedication that they deserve.

To schedule a free case evaluation and consultation with an experienced Evanston same-sex divorce lawyer, contact us online to discuss how we could help. 

Contact Our Illinois Divorce & Custody Law Firm Today

You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7645 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.


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