If you are currently in a domestic partnership and wish to terminate your partnership, we can help. Since a domestic partnership is a recognized legal union in California, the partnership must be legally dissolved. Therefore, property distribution, custody, visitation, child support and spousal support are all potential issues and a San Jose domestic partnership termination lawyer should be consulted.
California Courts have jurisdiction to adjudicate your termination if you or your partner has lived in California for at a minimum of the last 6 months, and in the county where you file the dissolution for at least 3 months.
California provides two different termination methods for a domestic partnership. These two methods are Summary Dissolution and General Dissolution.
If domestic partners satisfy several very specific requirements, a simple Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership can be filed (Summary Dissolution). A summary dissolution requires, generally, that the partnership be of short duration, that there were no children born or adopted into the partnership, and that the parties have minimal assets and debts. To ascertain whether you qualify for a summary dissolution, contact Aeschleman Law for a customized consultation.
However, if the summary dissolution requirements do not apply to your domestic partnership, we can help you file the necessary paperwork to complete a termination of your domestic partnership through annulment, legal separation, or general dissolution. Depending on the specific circumstances of your relationship, one approach may be more suitable than another. At Aeschleman Law, our San Jose domestic partnership lawyers can help you evaluate the pros and cons of each of these approaches, and then prepare the necessary paperwork. As stated before, a domestic partnership is a legal union, and therefore requires a legal dissolution. Therefore, the issues in a termination of domestic partnership are often complex, making legal counsel important to ensure that your rights are being protected. Aeschleman Law can guide you through the process. You can contact our office for a reduced-rate full one-hour consultation.
Aeschleman Law is located in San Jose and serves Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Mateo Counties. Call us today for an initial consultation at (408) 724-8930. You may also contact us by filling out the form on the bottom of this site.