What You Need to Know About Domestic Partnerships in California
In California, same sex couples may register a domestic partnership with the Secretary of State by submitting a Declaration of Domestic Partnership form with the notarized signatures of both parties, along with the appropriate fee. Registered domestic partners have similar rights and responsibilities of married couples, but it is helpful to discuss any particular questions or concerns you may have with qualified legal counsel. There may be particular provisions that will impact you and your partner that are not clearly outlined in the law and are better explained and addressed by a lawyer.
Even with the recent demise of Proposition 8 which has allowed same-sex marriages to resume in the state of California, there may be some very valid reasons to consider a Registered Partnership in addition to, or in lieu of, conventional marriage.
Benefits of Getting a Domestic Partnership
By getting a registered partnership, you and your loved one can enjoy new tax, medical, and financial benefits. These vast benefits are displayed in California Family Code 297. Contact a Pride Legal LGBT Domestic Partnership Attorney to check out the in-detail benefits of registering for a partnership.
At Pride Legal, we know that finding the right attorney can be difficult. If you are interesting in establishing or terminating a partnership in the greater Los Angeles area, we can help you find the right lawyer for the job. Our network of attorneys serves the specific needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community and is dedicated to providing the level of friendly and professional service that our LGBT community deserves.
Take this opportunity to learn more about partnerships and how they may affect you and your partner. Click here to find a Los Angeles attorney who deals with these matters and can offer you the guidance and help you need.
Contact Pride Legal
If you or a loved one is seeking a domestic partnership, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.