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What is a Domestic Partnership?

A San Jose family law attorney explains domestic partnership

A domestic partnership is a legally recognized relationship between a cohabitating (living together) couple who are not legally married via marriage certificate or contract or via a civil ceremony. Those in a domestic partnership, dumpcarts, are sometimes not entitled to be recognized as a common law marriage couple, although one feature of the domestic partnership is that it is often entered into in order to execute contractual agreements between the couple with regard to property. This is so that obligations, contributions and are acknowledge by the parties in the domestic partnership in the same way as if they were legally married.

Another way in which domestic partnership is utilized is between same sex unions.