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Domestic Partnerships & Co-Habitation

Bay Area Domestic Partnerships and Co-Habitation Lawyer

A same-sex couple or qualified heterosexual couple is eligible for a "domestic partnership" under California State law. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman, we are experienced in assisting same-sex and other qualified couples in preparing the necessary documents to file for a domestic partnership to secure their rights.

Contact our offices to speak with our experienced domestic partnership and co-habitation attorneys.

Our attorneys are prepared to explain the rights and obligations of couples entering into a domestic partnership or co-habitation agreement. Before entering a domestic partnership arrangement, we will help you explore all of your options and alternatives.

The State of California allows couples to file for domestic partnership registry. To qualify for domestic partnership the couple:

  • Must have a common residence
  • Cannot be married
  • Cannot be in a domestic partnership with someone else
  • Cannot be related by blood
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be members of the same sex OR one person must be over the age of 62
  • Both must be capable of consent

Our family law attorneys are experienced in the complexities of custody and property division where there is no formal marriage between both heterosexual and same-sex couples. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman, our co-habitation and domestic partnership attorneys can assist you with any of the following:

Domestic Partnership Termination

The termination or "dissolution" of domestic partnerships involves many of the same issues married couples must resolve during a divorce. Furthermore, domestic partners have many of the same rights and responsibilities as married couples when their relationships end, including possible payment of child and "partner" support, and division of "community" property.

Contact The Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman for an initial consultation or case evaluation. We are happy to assist you.

Night and weekend appointments available
Offices in Oakland and Walnut Creek

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Committed to providing the highest quality Family Law legal services in the Bay Area.

  • Our experience and expertise in Family Law can help you best to achieve your goals
  • We provide zealous advocacy
  • We are committed to resolving your case in the most cost-effective manner possible
  • We are easily accessible to all our clients
  • We serve our clients compassionately