As of June 1, 2014, Illinois law changed to allow same-sex couples to be legally married. This legal change is touted as a significant boon to Illinois, and has allowed many long-term partners to gain legal recognition. Of course no couple, same-sex or opposite-sex, enters a marriage with the intent of divorcing. However, divorce can happen amongst every type of married couple. Though same-sex couples can now get legally married and thus legally divorced, they still face unique challenges during the dissolution process.