Domestic Partnership Dissolutions And Disputes
While same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, many people in California choose to form domestic partnerships, and many are bound to partnerships formed in the past. Once a domestic partnership has been formed and registered with the California secretary of state, the members of that domestic partnership have the same rights, protections and benefits of marriage under state law.
Domestic partners who wish to dissolve their domestic partnership generally must file petition for dissolution proceedings in the appropriate family court, potentially giving rise to issues of child custody, child visitation, child and partner support, and division of property and allocation of debts, among others.
Even if a same-sex couple has not formed a domestic partnership, circumstances may arise in which legal proceedings may be needed to address claims regarding property and debts, in addition to requests for rehabilitative support, among others.
At the law firm of Macksoud Macksoud & Davis, LLP, in Torrance, California, we have more than 40 years of combined experience in divorce and family law proceedings. This experience, in addition to our substantial expertise in handling domestic partnership matters, provides us with a unique ability to effectively represent clients involved in domestic partnership dissolution matters.
Dedicated To Protecting Your Rights
We understand that the outcome of a domestic partnership or nonmarital cohabitation dispute will have a potentially significant and far-reaching impact on our client’s finances and financial security. If retained to handle your case, we will put our 40-plus years of family law experience and dedicated resolve to work for you.
If you live in Southern California and need to speak with an attorney about a domestic partnership dissolution or domestic partnership agreement, our Torrance family law attorneys are here for you.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a domestic partnership dissolution or agreement, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 310-961-2989.