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 certain requirements:

  • 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 California
  • 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 partnership case. Contact us today!