How does the Dissolution of a Domestic Partnership Work?

Dissolution of domestic partnerships and dissolution of same sex marriages work in much the same way that a normal divorce does.  Just as in a divorce, community property must be divided, spousal support must be resolved, and the partnership must be dissolved by the court.

The California Family Code explicitly states that California courts have jurisdiction over all domestic partnerships registered in the state, regardless of whether the parties continue to reside in the state at the time of dissolution.

Because Federal tax law does not recognize domestic partnerships, support payments cannot be deducted on taxes and the payee has to pay taxes on it.  This is a crucial difference because, though California affords rights to same-sex couples, those rights are not endorsed by the Federal government.  Call Sagaria Law today to schedule an initial consultation to learn more.