Protecting Your Rights After A Domestic Partnership Dissolution
A domestic partnership is a legal arrangement that grants domestic partners essentially the same rights, protections and benefits as married couples, and imposes upon them similar responsibilities, obligations and duties.
The Details Are Just As Complex As Divorce
The process for terminating a domestic partnership is in many ways similar to the process for ending a marriage. The parties have a variety of options they can choose from, including dissolving the domestic partnership, petitioning the court to have the partnership declared void or invalid, or requesting a legal separation.
Common issues and disputes in domestic partnership dissolutions include:
- Child custody and parenting rights
- Child support
- Equitable division of property and debt
- Domestic violence
There also may be situations in which partners can terminate a domestic relationship without intervention of the court by filing a Notice of Termination with the Secretary of State. A qualified family law attorney can advise you on the best approach to follow in your situation and whether you qualify to dissolve the partnership by filing a Notice of Termination.
The experienced attorneys at Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C. can advise you on how to initiate the process for termination of your domestic partnership and will counsel you on the best avenue to pursue in light of your circumstances. We will assist you throughout the process and keep you informed every step of the way. We consult regularly with our clients to keep them apprised of developments and to actively involve them in important decision-making.
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At Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C., we strive to achieve the most expeditious, harmonious and effective dissolution.