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A Veteran Team of Family Law Attorneys in San Mateo Represents Clients in Domestic Partnership Disputes

Representing partners throughout the Bay Area

Being involved in a domestic partnership in California brings with it many legal issues of which you need to be aware. At the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC, our team of attorneys represents individuals and couples as they navigate the legal circumstances pertaining to their union. Couples involved in a domestic partnership receive many of the same legal rights as married couples, including health insurance, life insurance and death benefits. Our firm has the knowledge and experience with California's family laws to assist you with this process.

What is a domestic partnership?

A domestic partnership is a long-term relationship between same-sex individuals over the age of 18 or heterosexual relationships in which at least one member is 62 or older. If both members of a same-sex couple are under 18, they can still seek a domestic partnership, but the court requires written permission from their parents or legal guardians first. Couples must also share a residence to be granted domestic partnership status in California.

How to terminate a domestic partnership

To terminate an existing domestic partnership, you may need to fill out a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership form with the California Secretary of State. You can also dissolve the partnership in Superior Court in some cases. Our family law attorneys examine the circumstances of your case and advise you regarding the most efficient course of action to terminate your partnership.

The laws surrounding domestic partnerships are complex and constantly changing, but our team of attorneys is highly knowledgeable of California's family laws and dedicated to providing you with the comprehensive legal aid you need.

Get the help you need with your domestic partnership today

If you have questions or concerns regarding the dissolution of your domestic partnership, call the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC today at 650-356-1180 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Our office is in San Mateo, and we represent clients throughout the Bay Area, including Santa Clara County, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Marin County.

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