Domestic Partnerships in Westlake Village
California Domestic Partnerships
Each of the 50 United States has its own laws regarding domestic partnership.
In California, domestic partners are defined in
Cal. Fam. Code §297 as "two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in
an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring." In order
to establish a domestic partnership, the two adults must file a Declaration
of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State. They must also meet
- Neither party may be married to someone else at the time
- They may not be so closely related that a marriage would be illegal in
- They must each be at least 18 years of age (with few exceptions)
- They must be members of the same sex, OR meet eligibility criteria under
applicable sections of the Social Security Act or the United States Code
for elderly couples
Looking to dissolve a domestic partnership in California?
If you are looking to establish or dissolve a domestic partnership in California,
you will need the counsel of an experienced
family law attorney. Richard Ross Associates can provide a
Westlake Village divorce lawyer to guide you through the process or ending a domestic partnership, which
is similar to but separate from
divorce. We have over 30 years of extensive experience in family law, so you can
have confidence in your attorney's ability to handle your case professionally
and with a satisfactory outcome.
Speak with a Thousand Oaks Family Law Attorney
Attorney Richard Ross has more than 30 years of experience and is
board certified in family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, which is more than most
attorneys can boast. Having undergone extensive testing and peer review,
Mr. Ross is one of the most reliable and skilled family law attorneys
in the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks area. Our firm is prepared to
provide the attention and care you deserve while handling your domestic
Contact us today!