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Civil Union Divorces And Prenuptial Agreements

Couples joined in a civil union are vulnerable to the same types of problems that arise when traditional marriages end. As with a traditional divorce, severing a civil union means that you must divide joint assets and make other critical decisions.

At Yavitz & Levey, LLP, our Chicago civil union lawyers can help guide you through the dissolution process or help you protect your assets prior to your marriage.

Whether you want to protect your assets prior to entering into a civil union or you are ending a civil union, we are here to help meet your needs. Call 312-924-4400 to schedule an initial meeting to discuss your situation.

Protect Your Assets Through Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

No one enters into a legal union with the intention of splitting up further down the road. However, statistics show that some unions just are not meant to be. A civil union should be viewed as a loving emotional bond, but it should also be viewed as a financial and business partnership that protects the parties should something go wrong.

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement created by our Cook County lawyers can give you the peace of mind knowing that your assets will be protected should the unthinkable occur. In fact, attorney David B. Yavitz actually wrote the chapter on premarital and postnuptial agreements in the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Illinois Family Law §10 (2015 Edition). He has also drafted hundreds of agreements over the past 45 years of practice.

What A Prenuptial Agreement Can Cover

A solid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can cover nearly any contingency concerning the end of a union, including matters involving:

  • Assets
  • Debts
  • Finances
  • Investments
  • Inheritances
  • Real estate
  • Business ownership

Do not let the excitement of newly recognized civil unions blind you to the reality that couples face upon divorce. A prenuptial agreement can help ensure that the things you have worked so hard to achieve remain protected. Conversely, if your union has come to an end, the attorneys at Yavitz & Levey, LLP, can work to protect your rights and guide you through the dissolution process.

Call For A Consultation With An Illinois Lawyer

We can help you protect your assets and guide you through the dissolution of a civil union. Contact our Chicago attorneys online, or call 312-924-4400 to arrange for an initial consultation to discuss your situation. We provide fair and honest representation to all of our clients.

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