In the recent decision In Re Domestic Partnership of Ellis, the Court of Appeals held that the putative spouse doctrine applies to domestic partnership as it applies to marriages. This means that if parties who have a reasonable good faith believe that the domestic partnership was registered with the California Secretary of State, they are entitled to the rights and responsibilities of a registered domestic partner even if the registration never took place.
When looking to terminate a domestic partnership, it is important to have a knowledgeable family law attorney in California assist in enforcing your rights and addressing issues such as property division, support, and custody.
Wallin & Klarich has more than 30 years of experience in family law. Our attorneys know from long experience what works in a divorce case, and are prepared to fight to get you the best possible outcome. With 16 attorneys in 33 offices throughout Southern California, we can be there when you need us — wherever you are. If you’re thinking of hiring an attorney for a mediated divorce, call us today at 1-888-749-7428 for a consultation, or fill out the online case evaluation form to the right.
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