Domestic partnerships in California are treated similar to traditional marriages. As such, they are subject to many of the same rules that apply in a divorce. Like a divorce, when a domestic partnership comes to an end, many legal issues will need to be addressed. These potentially include the division of community property, child custody, child support and domestic partner support.
The law relating to domestic partnership dissolutions, although very similar to marriage dissolutions, has elements that are unique. These differences arise mostly because federal law views domestic partnerships differently than does California law. As a result, tax ramifications, the division of retirement plans, and other factors may be impacted differently when a domestic partnership, instead of a marriage, is being dissolved. The amount of support can also be affected depending upon whether it arises out of a marriage or out of a domestic partnership.
Mr. Geraldi understands the stress and anxiety that comes with ending a domestic partnership. He is committed to helping you get through the process in an efficient and cost-effective manner. He is a skilled negotiator and will work diligently to resolve your case without a costly and lengthy court proceeding. However, if it is necessary to go to court, you can count on him to fight aggressively to protect your interests. Contact Daniel Geraldi at (925) 236-0045 if you have questions about your rights as they relate to your domestic partnership.