Domestic partnerships are recognized in the state of California as a way for same-sex couples to have many of the rights and protections that traditional couples receive under marriage law. While it is not the same as a marriage, there are many valid reasons to file for a domestic partnership in California. An experienced family law attorney like Peter Flanagan will be able to help you navigate the paperwork and answer any questions you may have on the process.
Why File for Domestic Partnership
To give your relationship legal standing within California, you will need to file for a domestic partnership. Among the many things that your legal rights will entitle you to are the following -
- Legal standing in health care situations to access information regarding your partner
- Protect both of your rights in being legal guardians of your children
- Allow for access to family benefits packages through your employer
Those are but a few of the many benefits that can be gained by filing for a domestic partnership. While it is possible to go through this process without legal representation, you will want to contact an attorney to make sure you are getting the most out of what is offered to you under the law.
As an experienced family lawyer in California, Peter Flanagan will be proud to work with you on your domestic partnership. For a free consultation, give us a call during normal business hours and we will be happy to speak with you.