Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

Currently in a civil union in Illinois and my partner and i would like to get legally married in Iowa, do we need to dissolve the civil union first or would it just be like an upgrade?

Asked on 9/17/13, 8:41 pm

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Jonathan Shimberg SHIMBERG and CROHN, P.C.
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An Iowa marriage does not upgrade your union in Illinois. It is still treated as a civil union for state law purposes. Whether the marriage will entitle you to additional rights on a federal levek I can not answer.

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