Domestic Partnerships

Domestic-Partnerships

There are times when couples have the commitment of a legal marriage, but aren’t concerned with the legal aspects and benefits that are afforded by marriage. When this is what is desired, there are some states that recognize a legal relationship known as a domestic partnership.

Domestic partnerships involve two adults who have chosen to share each other’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship that involves mutual care. Historically, this was commonly associated with same-sex relationships and provided certain legal and financial protections to those couples. In some states, domestic partnerships are also extended to couples who live together (cohabitate) and in others, applies to couples who are over 62 years of age and cohabitate.

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Registering for Domestic Partnership

To enjoy the full rights afforded to domestic partnerships, a couple need to register the same. Registration of a domestic …

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Pros and Cons of Domestic Partnerships

Like other facets of marriage, the laws and benefits that apply to domestic partnerships vary. Some couples prefer avoiding the …

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Affidavit of Domestic Partnership

When it comes to domestic partnerships, there are times when the partners are required to sign an affidavit declaring their …

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Domestic Partnership Agreement

A domestic partnership agreement is a document like a prenuptial agreement that explains the legal rights and responsibilities of each …

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How to End a Domestic Partnership

When it comes to ending a domestic partnership, just as forming one, the process will vary from state to state. …

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Domestic Partnership in Oregon

In Oregon, same-sex couples are allowed to register as domestic partners or to purchase a marriage license. Unlike some other …

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Domestic Partner Benefits

Domestic partnerships provide benefits to couples who do not wish to be married. In the states that provide for legally …

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What is a Domestic Partnership?

A Domestic Partnership is a relationship between two persons who are living together but are not joined by marriage. In …

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Domestic Partnership Laws

Domestic Partnership Laws

Domestic partnerships or civil unions as they are sometimes called are similar to marriage with the obvious difference that a …

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Health Insurance Benefits for Domestic Partnerships

When it comes to health care benefits for domestic partners, eligibility for these benefits has been a matter of local …

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Distinguishing Domestic Partnerships from Marriage

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