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Termination of Domestic Partnership

California Domestic Partnership Lawyers

Instead of divorce, same-sex couples can instead terminate their domestic partnership when the relationship has ceased to make both parties happy. Realizing that your domestic partnership has come to an end can be incredibly painful, which is why you shouldn’t have to face it alone. If you are interested in terminating your domestic partnership, our California domestic partnership attorneys are here to help.

Contact us today at (877) 362-3176 to schedule a free consultation.

Explore Your Termination Options

The state of California allows two options for those seeking to terminate their domestic partnership: firstly, one may file a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership with the California Secretary of State. If one cannot meet these requirements, the next step will be to file with the Superior Court. The first course of action is to determine whether or not you and your spouse qualify to file a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership, which can be likened to an uncontested divorce.

These are the requirements which must be met:

  • Your partnership lasted less than 5 years
  • No shared children, biological or adopted
  • Neither party is pregnant
  • No interest in real estate, including the renting of any land or building
  • Community obligations do not exceed $5,000, excluding car loans
  • Community or separate property is less than $33,000, excluding cars
  • Both parties agree that they don’t want money or support from each other, excluding the property settlement, division of community property, or community obligations
  • Either party has lived in California for the last 6 months

If you and your partner do not meet the above requirements, you may choose to take any one of the following steps: a petition for dissolution of domestic partnership, a petition for judgement of nullity of domestic partnership, or a petition for legal separation of domestic partnership. Determining which petition will work best for you is best accomplished with the help of a California domestic partnership attorney, such as ours at Claery & Hammond, LLP

Contact Our California Domestic Partnership Attorneys Today

Claery & Hammond, LLP is comprised of California domestic partnership lawyers who are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the results they deserve, no matter how long or how much effort it takes. We understand this is a painful process for you and your family, which is why we will do everything in our power to make it as seamless as possible. Allow us to be there for you in your time of need.

Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by calling (877) 362-3176.

Why Choose Claery & Hammond, LLP

  • Experience.

    Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience.

  • Dedication.

    We focus only on family law and domestic partnerships.

  • Results.

    We use our experience to guide you to the best possible outcome.