California law recognizes gay and lesbian domestic partnerships. A partnership is not the same as a marriage but many rights are given to same-sex couples in a domestic partnership. To establish a domestic partnership, you must follow complex legal requirements. The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman guides couples through the oftentimes confusing process of domestic partnership registration.
Are you interested in learning more about domestic partnership and the benefits of domestic partnership in California? Contact a family law attorney at The Law Offices of Karen H. Beckman to schedule a consultation to discuss your domestic partnership. The law firm is located in Orange, California, with a satellite office in Irvine, California.
California Domestic Partnership Registry
The domestic partnership law has specific requirements that must be followed to obtain a legal domestic partnership on the registry. A contract lays out the rights and responsibilities between partners. When you establish a domestic partnership, you must qualify based on certain criteria and then finalize the partnership on the domestic partnership registry. Cohabitation laws, laws regarding rights between partners, are also implicated in a domestic partnership.
If you want a domestic partnership, attorney Beckman will guide you through the process. Once accomplished, you and your partner's rights may include:
Health care and medical emergency access
Visitation and step-parent adoption rights
Health insurance benefits
Wrongful death suit rights
Will and probate rights
The complex nature of domestic partnership law means that it is easy to get confused. When you and your partner are ready to make the commitment, lawyer Beckman takes the stress out of applying for a domestic partnership. She carefully drafts domestic partnership agreements and will counsel you on your rights and responsibilities under the agreement.
Contact an Orange County Domestic Partnership Lawyer
For information and advice regarding a California domestic partnership, contact divorce lawyer Karen H. Beckman. The Law Offices of Karen H. Beckman is located in Orange, California, with a satellite office in Irvine, California.
The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman is a family law firm with offices in Irvine and Orange County, California. The firm represents clients in cities that include Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Nigel, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Villa Park, and Anaheim Hills.