Category Archives: Unmarried Couples

Living together is the new trend

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Unmarried Couples on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. More and more individuals are choosing to live together without the benefit/burden of marriage. They may own a home together, share a bank account and raise children together without being legally married. This lifestyle provides some benefits to individuals in Chicago and other areas. However, making the choice to live together without marriage can pose unique legal problems, such as issues with child custody and property division. The Centers for Disease Control reports that three quarters ofContinue reading

Unmarried couples not recognized by courts

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Unmarried Couples on Monday, May 20, 2013. Illinois residents might be interested to hear that unmarried couples are not recognized by courts when they split up, or, essentially, ‘get a divorce” like married couples do. Studies show that nearly half of the adults in the U.S. in their 30s and 40s have lived together with their significant others even though they weren’t married. However, when it comes to finances, the law does not recognize relationships that aren’t documented on paper, which canContinue reading

Unmarried couples often face similar issues as those divorcing

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Unmarried Couples on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Now, more than ever, the determination of family law matters when an unmarried couple splits is common in Chicago as well as throughout the rest of the nation. While in the past issues such as the division of assets, child custody and child support, may have seemed to only pertain to divorcing couples, the prevalence of couples in long-term relationships, some producing children, without marriage has changed this. Accordingly, it isContinue reading