Ending a Domestic Partnership in California

If you are looking to end a registered domestic partnership, there are a number of things you need to consider. You must meet California's requirements to terminate the domestic partnership. Additionally, all community property that was accumulated from the date the domestic partnership was established to the date of dissolution will be subject to property division. Similarly, it will be necessary to settle any debt that you and your domestic partner have accumulated.

At the law firm of Palmer Rodak & Associates, with offices in Oceanside and Del Mar, we provide the legal services to a diverse clientele, including same-sex couples as well as heterosexual couples who have chosen to establish a domestic partnership. We keep up to date on the ever-changing laws in this area. We can help to ensure that your personal and financial interests are considered and protected if you are choosing to terminate your domestic partnership.

Domestic Partnership Dissolution: The Process

Palmer Rodak & Associates can help you meet the requirements to dissolve your domestic partnership. The process can involve either of the following:

  • Filing a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership with the California Secretary of State
  • Filing a petition with the Supreme Court

If you choose to file a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership, the domestic partnership will end after six months. During that six-month time period, either party can choose to cancel the termination. Common reasons for doing so include reconciliation between partners, pregnancy, or choosing to terminate the domestic partnership in court.

In addition to helping you complete the steps to terminate your domestic partnership, we can address related matters applying to taxation, child custody and visitation, and inheritance matters.

Contact a Lawyer About Your Domestic Partnership Separation

The domestic partnership dissolution process can be complex and detail-oriented. To learn about our approach, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call 858-356-4568, or contact us online.