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The Men’s Divorce Law Firm assists clients who are coming together to form a domestic partnership, as well as clients who may be dissolving a long-term domestic partnership in which property rights and financial issues are involved.

A domestic partnership agreement is a document that protects the rights of life partners who are in a long term relationship but choose not to marry or cannot marry. It is a written contract that designates the rights, responsibilities, duties and intentions of couples that share income, expenses and/or property.

These legal documents are contracts that set forth in legal terms, the close relationship that takes place under one roof. They allow for:

  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Property Rights
  • Financial Agreements
  • Hospital Visitation Rights
  • Proof for Health Insurance Coverage
  • Assignments of Household Responsibilities
  • Partnership Asset/Debt Distribution
  • Pre-Partnership Agreements
  • Domestic Partnership Dissolutions

We can also assist with the drafting of customized legal documents such as a:

  •  Power of Attorney
  •  Title Deed
  •  Living Will
  •  Living Trust

Power of Attorney: A legal instrument that allows one partner to legally stand in the shoes of the other to sign contracts, collect rent, write checks and pay bills, open and close bank accounts, credit card accounts, purchase insurance, buy or sell property, etc.

Title Deed: A legal instrument that is used to prove and outline a partner’s ownership, right and obligation to a specific property. It allows the designation and specification of a property’s ownership that is enforceable in a court of law.

Living Will: A legal instrument that provides for health care decision making should one partner be incapacitated, unconscious or unable to make medical decisions for themselves.

Living Trust: A legal instrument that assists you in directing how your property is transferred or distributed upon your incapacitation or death. You may name your partner as your trustee and/or beneficiary who can manage your estate without direct court intervention or supervision.

Just like married couples, life partners have a right to protect their interests both now and in the future. Contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today to learn more about how we may assist you in defining or resolving your domestic issues.

Contact the experienced Men’s Divorce Law Firm today to set up a time to discuss your Domestic Partnership Agreements.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Partnership Agreements

Is a domestic partnership legal in Florida?

Effective Jan. 6, 2015, Florida law allows two persons of the same sex to marry. Laws on same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships vary from state to state. … Also, a small number of states have laws granting spousal-like rights to unmarried couples through civil unions and domestic partnerships.

How much does a domestic partnership cost?

The fee to register a Domestic Partnership is $35 by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.

How do you end a domestic partnership?

The process for terminating a domestic partnership varies between states. In some jurisdictions, ending a domestic partnership is as simple as filing a Notice of Termination with the Secretary of State. In other jurisdictions, domestic partners must dissolve their relationship through divorce or annulment proceedings.