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Unmarried And Living Together? Understanding Your Rights In Illinois

Building a life with someone without getting married is becoming increasingly common. However, Illinois law doesn’t recognize common-law marriage. Our experienced lawyers at Lake Toback DiDomenico can help you understand your rights and obligations as cohabiting partners in Chicago.

Cohabitation Agreements: Protecting Your Assets

While Illinois doesn’t enforce cohabitation agreements in the same way as prenuptial agreements, they can still serve a valuable purpose. A well-crafted cohabitation agreement can outline how you’ll handle shared expenses, division of property acquired during your time together and inheritance rights.

Unmarried Parents: Child Custody And Support

If you have children with your partner, their well-being is paramount. In Illinois, unmarried parents have the same rights and responsibilities regarding child custody and support as married parents. Our knowledgeable attorneys can guide you through establishing a parenting plan and child support order that prioritizes your children’s needs.

Protecting Your Future

Cohabitation presents unique legal considerations, especially if you decide to separate. The attorneys at Lake Toback DiDomenico in Chicago can advise you on your rights and help you navigate potential challenges. We understand the importance of clear communication and can help you draft cohabitation agreements that protect your interests.

Make An Appointment

Don’t navigate the complexities of cohabitation alone. Contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Lake Toback DiDomenico in Chicago today. Contact us online or call 312-288-8985 to schedule a consultation.

We look forward to helping you build a secure future.