Ending A Domestic Partnership in Orange County
What Do I Need To Know About Ending A Domestic Partnership?
A domestic partnership is a legal recognized union, therefore in order for it to be ended, it must be legally dissolved. This may require all the same issues of a divorce to be brought up. These issues include property division, child custody, child support and alimony. You need an experienced attorney behind you to make sure that all of your rights are protected. Dissolving a domestic partnership can be a tricky procedure. California laws and federal laws are not all the same on the subject. These are not waters that you want to wade through on your own. The Orange County family law attorneys at Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson have the knowledge and experience in domestic partnerships to ensure that you get the best legal advice possible. Call our Orange County office at (714) 633-8258 for a free consultation, or send us an email online.
What Are My Options For Ending A Domestic Partnership?
There are two ways that you can go about getting your domestic partnership dissolved in the state of California. The first is to file a notice of termination with the Secretary of State. This can only be done in certain circumstances and is not an option that is open to all. For instance, if you have had children, or adopted children, you can not file a notice of termination. Our lawyers can provide you with the list of exceptions for filing a notice of termination. The second way is to obtain a judgment through Superior Court. This is the same process that is used to dissolve a marriage, and just like a divorce, can be a long and nasty process. Like a divorce, a six month period must pass before the domestic partnership is dissolved.
Do not go through this alone
Whichever way you choose, our lawyers can help you to make the right decisions. We will guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today by calling Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, APLC at (714) 633-8258 or contact us online.