DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS
STOLAR LAW GROUP: CREATING A BLUEPRINT FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP
California recognizes a gay or lesbian couple’s right to legally establish a family with a domestic partnership. Stolar Law Group believes the preparation of a domestic partnership agreement or a premarital agreement can be a valuable part of the process of establishing a family. The agreement outlines the way in which community property, separate property, and mutual support will be awarded in the event of dissolution of the partnership or death of one party.
The most common reasons for domestic partnership agreements include the following:
- To maintain a clear separation of property, assets, and debt each party had
- To preserve one partner’s assets for his or her children
CONSIDERING A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT? CALL US AT (818) 600-6534 FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.
BE SURE YOUR AGREEMENT IS DRAFTED BY A QUALIFIED LAWYER
As with any other contract, the success or failure of a domestic partnership agreement lies in the details. Do-it-yourself pre-partnership agreements often provide a false sense of security to the partners. It is extremely important that you work with a domestic partnership agreement attorney with the appropriate experience when preparing your agreement. It is not unusual for the court to determine that a domestic partnership agreement is invalid.
When deciding whether to enforce an agreement, the court will consider the following:
- It must be fair.
- Both signers must have understood fully what they were signing.
- The proper disclosures must be included.
- There can be no evidence of fraud or coercion.
BEVERLY HILLS DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT LAWYERS
At Stolar Law Group, our lawyers have been helping gay and lesbian couples establish strong families since domestic partnership registration first became available in California. We have been serving non-traditional families in L.A. courts for more than thirty years.