This relatively new area of law confers expanded rights and responsibilities of registered domestic partners. In the Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Francisco counties, the Courts follow the rather technical and complicated new laws. In many ways, these expanded rights parallel the rights of married couples; however, in many respects they differ. These significant differences have been a point of contention during the last decade.
Individuals undergoing a termination of their domestic partnership are placed in a unique situation that has its own particular set of difficulties. It is important to retain counsel who is aware of the differences between federal and state law in this area and who is able to guide you through this difficult process.
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