Temecula Domestic Partnerships Lawyer
In the state of California, domestic partners are defined as “two adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring.” Due to recent political and legal battles, domestic partnerships now refer to both different- and same-sex couples. Our Temecula domestic partnerships attorneys support equal rights for everyone.
In Riverside County in particular, domestic partnerships are popular and often preferred over other types of relationships. Whether you are contemplating entering a domestic partnership for the intention of financial benefits or future plans to marry traditionally, it can help to have an experienced family law attorney by your side. At Wilkinson and Finkbeiner, we are able to assist clients in this highly specialized area of law.
As California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialists, Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Finkbeiner are two of only a few certified specialists in the county. Using our services gives you an incredible advantage over relying on attorneys and firms that practice in dozens of unique, unspecialized areas.
The Benefits of a Domestic Partnerships in Temecula
In addition to the physical and emotional security a domestic partnership provides, it also affords each partner a number of practical advantages over living independently and separately. These benefits can include any or all of the following:
- Accident and life insurance.
- Death benefits.
- Health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.
- Sick and bereavement leave from work.
- Parental leave for a co-parented child.
- Housing rights and tuition reductions at accredited universities and colleges.
- And more.
Factors Temecula Courts Consider
Each state, county, and court operates a bit differently from each other. While all California courts are bound by the same state laws and regulations, judges and courts tend to lean a certain way – inadvertently or intentionally. At Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, we have years of experience in Temecula which gives us the ability to understand what factors the court considers most important when reviewing a partnership. These include basic requirements like being unmarried, living in the same residence, not sharing blood relation, and other smaller details.
California Domestic Partnerships
Out of all 50 states in the union, California provides the most rights and protections to same-sex partners through inclusive domestic partnership laws. While the laws are certainly friendly to partners looking to establish a legal domestic partnership, the liberal regulations should not be confused with simplicity. If you are considering a domestic partnership, it’s important to be prepared for everything.
The easiest way to ensure the domestic partnership filing processes smoothly and without any delays is to use the services of an experienced family law attorney. Furthermore, it is wise to use an attorney who has specialized experience with domestic partnership law.
Because some domestic partnership laws are relatively new and still under development, it is nearly impossible for an untrained individual to navigate these complicated waters on their own. At Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, our attorneys stay current on incidents and rulings with domestic partnerships in Temecula, California, and in the United States. Then, when you choose to partner with us, that experience and knowledge is bestowed upon you.
Termination of Domestic Partnerships
When a couple in a domestic partnership decides to split ways, it’s necessary to divide assets and community property. However, the process is different from divorce, dissolution or legal separation. The termination process is handled by the California Secretary of State and does not provide the right to a hearing or appeals. Depending on your individual circumstances – children or no children, high assets, etc- partners may be decide on a few different paths towards separation. Our experienced domestic partnership termination attorneys can ensure your rights are respected and that you walk away with everything you deserve.
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner
At Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, our Temecula domestic partnership attorneys support equal rights for everyone – regardless of sex, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation. As a display of our belief in equality, we proudly offer legal assistance to those seeking domestic partnerships in Temecula.
For professional, cost-effective, compassionate attorneys who care about your personal well-being and rights, choose Wilkinson & Finkbeiner. We promise to work alongside you and explain complicated issues regarding your domestic partnership in terms that are easy to understand. Our goal is to consider your unique situation and provide you with sound, experienced legal expertise.
For a free confidential consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us today.