Who is Eligible to Establish a Domestic Partnership Under California Law?

Under California law, a couple is eligible to register as domestic partners if they share a common residence; agree to share basic living expenses; are not related by blood so that they would not be eligible for marriage; are over the age of 18; are of the same sex, or of different sexes with one party being either over age 62 or eligible for Social Security old age benefits; and are capable of offering legal consent.

Because California's domestic partnership statutes do not include all of the presumptions, rights, and duties afforded to opposite-sex married persons, parties entering into a domestic partnership must take care to make an agreement which clearly articulates the rights of both parties and the consequences should the partnership be dissolved.   Call Sagaria Law today to schedule an appointment to learn more.