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3 Differences Between Civil Unions and Marriage

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Although same-sex marriage is now legal in all states following the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling, many couples began their partnership as a civil union. If you are in a civil union, you might be wondering what the difference is between a civil union and a marriage.

If you are not officially married, it might be a good time to contact your civil union attorney in Hoffman Estates, Robert M. Kaplan, to make sure you and your partner are protected legally.

Civil Unions Versus Marriage

There are three major differences in a civil union versus a marriage.

One of the most critical aspects of a civil union is the parties involved do not have the ...

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Legal Benefits of Civil Unions

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Even though all couples are now able to legally get married, civil unions can still be an option for many people. They offer most of the same rights that married couples have but without the access to some of the federal benefits. At the Law Office of Robert M. Kaplan, PC we are experienced in cases for both entering into and exiting out of civil unions, both of which are separate from our marriage and divorce services, giving you more precise and relevant information.

Rights for Civil Unions in Illinois

Civil unions in Illinois grant couples all of the same rights as a married couple, but in many states, your civil ...

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