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Changing Your Last Name After a Divorce

Although itâ€TMs becoming more common for women to retain their maiden names when they marry, most still take their husbandsâ€TM names, as it represents entry into a new family unit. Unfortunately, a divorce puts a legal end to that family unit, in which case a woman may no longer want to keep her former husbandâ€TMs last name as a reminder of her married life. If this is the case for you, you may be wondering how to revert to your maiden name after a divorce. 

Domestic Rights for Unmarried Couples

Over the last several decades, it has become increasingly common for people in Illinois and throughout the nation to live together in serious and long-term relationships and to have children without ever being married. Many people are perfectly happy to share their lives and raise children without ever going through the formality of a wedding. However, people who choose to do this should be aware of how this choice could affect their legal rights. 

Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

Although Illinois residents have enjoyed a strong civil union law for some time now, the legal recognition of same-sex marriage that took effect in the state on June 1 is still a landmark change with far-reaching ramifications. LGBT couples in Illinois would do well to take some time to understand how this law affects them and what they must do to fully enjoy the rights conferred under this new law. 

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