Experienced Family Law Representation
Increasingly, more and more couples choose to enter into a committed relationship without getting married. The Illinois legislature has recently granted unmarried couples many of the same rights and benefits granted to married couples. I am Karen M. Lavin, an Illinois domestic partnership agreements and dissolutions lawyer. I help both gay and straight couples with cohabitation and separation agreements. You can rely on my skill to help you protect your valuable rights and interests.
With more than 30 years of family law experience, I can help meet your needs and give you knowledgeable advice about all of the legal options that may be available to you.
Protecting Your Rights Through Partnership Agreements
As a dedicated Crystal Lake family law attorney, I can help unmarried couples protect their rights and interests through the proper drafting of a partnership agreement. These agreements help to spell out the responsibilities of couples in a committed relationship and may involve putting both partners' names on titles, such as a mortgage or other legal documents, as well as helping with estate planning and administration. A proper partnership agreement can give same sex couples and other couples many of the same benefits provided to traditionally married couples.
Guiding You Through Partnership Dissolutions
Just as some marriages may end in divorce, there may come a time when it is necessary to seek the dissolution of a domestic partnership. The process is somewhat similar to a divorce in that property will be divided, and custody and visitation matters will be decided if children are involved. A partnership agreement can help simplify this process. However, if no agreement is in place I can still help guide you through the process in a way that can help you protect your rights and interests.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Crystal Lake Partnership Agreement Lawyer
If you wish to enter into a partnership agreement, or if your long-term relationship has come to an end, I can help. Contact me, an Illinois domestic partnership attorney, online or call 815-356-0800 to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation at my Crystal Lake law office.