Registered domestic partners enjoy many of the same rights and obligations as people who have entered into a traditional marriage. At Lonich & Patton, our attorneys are committed to representing same-sex couples who have entered into domestic partnerships.
Experienced Domestic Partnership Lawyers
The state of California enacted the nation's first domestic partnership registry in 1999. Since then, California has continually expanded the rights granted to domestic partners. California legislature enactments and judicial case law have dealt with a wide range of family law issues involving same-sex relationships, and Lonich & Patton has been in the forefront of representing clients in these matters.
We recognize that the dissolution of a domestic partnership is no less stressful than traditional divorce. Current California law has few legal distinctions between domestic partnership and marriage in family law matters involving property division, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and paternity.
In addition to handling issues related to the dissolution of domestic partnerships, we are committed to helping draft agreements that protect the businesses and assets of people entering into domestic partnerships.
Child Custody and Domestic Partnerships
One of the most complicated issues in the dissolution of a domestic partnership is often the custody of children. In many cases, one partner carries or adopts the child and the other partner never becomes a legal parent of the child. Our attorneys have significant interest in child custody matters involving the legal rights of nonbiological children in relation to the dissolution of a domestic partnership. We are committed to helping clients protect the best interests of the children.
Contact Our San Jose Domestic Partner Lawyers
If you have any questions about the dissolution of a domestic partnership, please contact Lonich & Patton for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at (408) 553-0801 or through the intake form on our Contact Us page.
1871 The Alameda, Ste. 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 553-0801
Fax: (408) 553-0807 email@example.com
Where We Practice
Lonich & Patton, LLP handles matters for clients in northern California, especially San Jose and Silicon Valley. Our services are available to anyone within the following counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. For a full listing of areas where we practice, please click here.