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.
If you need reliable legal assistance with a domestic partnership agreement or premarital agreement, please contact us without delay. We look forward to helping you.
Cohabiting couples often seek to establish domestic partnership registration agreements as a legal means of protecting their rights. In the words of the Beverly Hills county code, domestic partnerships indicate "mutual interdependence and an abiding concern for each other's well-being." Domestic partners generally share a common household and share financial responsibility for their joint household expenses. They frequently own property together and often authorize each other to act on each other's behalf in emergency circumstances. As experienced family law attorneys, we at Stolar Law Group are knowledgeable in this area of law.
We advise couples to clarify their commitments to each other with regard to:
- Real estate
- Other property
- Mutual financial responsibilities
- Care of children
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Creating a Clear & Customized Agreement for Your Situation
Once couples enter into a domestic partnership and register that partnership with the state of California, there will be hoops to jump through in the event of a partnership dissolution.
By designing and formalizing a pre-domestic partnership registration agreement, couples can be crystal clear about mutual expectations and responsibilities.
We can help you craft a pre-domestic partnership registration agreement that reflects you and your partner's intentions—much like a prenuptial agreement protects married people in the event of a divorce. Although you may not anticipate an eventual separation at this time, in case of a partnership dissolution, you will want a domestic partnership agreement with teeth.
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