San Jose Domestic Partnership Attorney
California domestic partnership law continues to develop and evolve. While a domestic partnership is not legally speaking a same sex marriage or “gay marriage”, the formation of a domestic partnership carries with it many of the same legal protection, rights, and responsibilities as a heterosexual marriage.
At Martha J. Olson & Associates, we advise clients in all aspects of domestic partnership law, including:
- Establishment of domestic partnerships
- Dissolution of domestic partnerships
- Child custody and visitation issues
- Property division / property rights
- Spousal support after dissolution
- Modifications to custody, visitation, and support
- Medical benefits issues
- Issues arising out of cohabitation arrangements
Much like a divorce, the dissolution of a domestic partnership can create a right to spousal support and the need to divide property. Persons considering entering into a domestic partnership need to give the same serious consideration to this step as would a couple considering marriage. At Martha J. Olson & Associates, our lawyers can provide you with a complete explanation of the legal rights and responsibilities created by a domestic partnership and help you to understand ALL of your legal options.
As in a marriage or any other intimate relationship, the partners in a domestic partnership or gay marriage can have disagreements, arguments, and fights. In some cases, these can lead to violent or abusive behavior. If you are in a troubled relationship, you do not have to suffer threats, intimidation, assault, or other violent behavior. Our attorneys can take immediate action to protect you or your children from this type of behavior by a partner by obtaining an order of protection (restraining order) for your safety, the safety of your children, and the safety of any others who may be in harm’s way.
For clear information about the rights and privileges associated with a Declaration of Domestic Partnership, contact us at our San Jose, California, law offices to schedule a free half hour initial consultation.