Civil unions or domestic partnerships are increasingly common between both same sex couples and heterosexual couples. Regardless of gender, the law does not afford an unmarried couple the same protections as a married couple. Consequently, a civil union agreement is the wisest course of action. At the law firm of Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, our attorneys can help craft a civil union agreement for you and your partner that will closely approximate the rights and responsibilities of marriage.
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The lives of civil union partners are often just as tangled as the lives of married couples. This is particularly true if there are children in the relationship. Should something happen to the relationship in the future, it is important to establish what rights each party has going forward. A civil union agreement is similar to a pre-nuptial agreement in which arrangements are made in case of divorce. Should the partnership dissolve in the future, this agreement will help make sure both parties are protected.
Civil unions can address a number of issues including:
A civil union agreement is also useful in estate planning. Unmarried couples do not enjoy the same inheritance rights as married couples. Our attorneys can help ensure that the issues regarding your property and your children are handled according to your wishes in the event of your death.
If you are in need of an attorney that concentrates in the area of family law or any of our other related practice areas, contact Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100 or by email to make an appointment for a consultation.