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Dissolution of domestic partnership

Prior to the Supreme Court ruling that made same sex marriage legal and valid in all states, many same sex couples opted to enter into a domestic partnership. Although there are many similarities between domestic partnership and marriage, when considering dissolution or divorce they are unfortunately, not as similar.

For same sex couples that entered into a domestic partnership, getting out of it may be more difficult than first thought. Although same sex marriage is now considered a valid union in all states, not all states recognize domestic partnership. Therefore, when same-sex couples wish to dissolve this type of union, they must first refer to the state laws in which they reside, for clarification on their rights to dissolve the partnership.

There is, of course, a wide variation in laws concerning domestic partnership from state to state. For same sex couples looking for information on their state's interpretation and recognition of these types of unions, a family law attorney, well versed in the rights of same sex couples, may be able to help. California same sex couples are awarded many of the same rights as a heterosexual couple when it comes to dissolution of a partnership. However, to fully know your rights when it comes to a domestic partnership, the counsel of a family law professional may help.

Whether choosing to enter into a same sex partnership or marriage, or facing its dissolution, a skilled and experienced family law attorney can make all the difference. With their knowledge of the law as it pertains to same sex couples, and a strong commitment to LGBT rights, you and your partner can rest assured your best interests are in good hands.

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