In December, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a longstanding rule in Illinois that barred unmarried couples from the courthouse if they wanted to divide their property when they separated. The result of this rule was often to leave the “richer” partner with most of the couple’s wealth and the “poorer” partner (usually the caregiver parent) with less. Our office, together with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, represented the caregiver parent in the appeal. The ACLU and Lambda Legal filed friend of the court briefs, advocating for an end to this discriminatory policy. For more about the case, visit this link.