A registered domestic partnership in California is intended to provide legal recognition and rights to same-sex couples or to heterosexual couples in which one of the parties is at least 62 years old. In many ways, a domestic partnership is very similar to a traditional marriage. It differs, however, regarding federal issues such as Social Security, immigration and taxation.
Here at the law firm of Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC, our San Diego domestic partnership attorneys are available to answer all your questions regarding domestic partnerships and their legal implications. If you don't have a legally registered domestic partnership, you will not have access to the same benefits and legal rights. We can assist with registration, and we can also assist with dissolution.
Domestic Partnership Dissolution and Asset Division
As in a traditional divorce or dissolution of marriage, experienced legal counsel and tax advice is critical to successfully dividing assets and debts. Even though domestic partnerships are recognized in California, they are not recognized federally. This makes it tricky to determine the tax implications of dividing pensions and other complex community assets.
In such cases, you need a lawyer who knows the issues involved, thoroughly understands the difference between the state and federal laws and can skillfully advise you about how the law will affect your individual situation.
Contact a Solana Beach Domestic Partnership Agreement Attorney
With more than 50 years of combined experience representing California individuals and families, Brave, Weber & Mack is a name you can trust for professional legal advice. To set up a free initial phone consultation about your domestic partnership situation, call our Solana Beach office at 858-345-2487, or e-mail us today.