A domestic partnership is an interpersonal relationship between two people who live together and share a domestic life but aren’t married to each other or anyone else. Although the term “domestic partnership” isn’t commonly used, people often get it confused with marriage. In California, a domestic partnership is available to all couples, both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
Partners who want to declare their relationship a domestic partnership must be in a serious relationship and register at a courthouse or other designed government office. Domestic partners are entitled to certain benefits depending on the state. In California, domestic partners receive the same benefits and protections as married couples.
Contact LegalDocs4U if you have any questions, concerns, or comments about a domestic partnership. We can help you get registered and process any documents necessary.