Guidance for Domestic Partnerships in Long Island, New York
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Domestic partnership agreements provide for legal protection of the assets,
property and minor children of an unmarried couple. Domestic partnerships
are not limited to same-sex couples; rather, any two adults may enter
into a legally binding contract that delineates the sharing of assets,
children and retirement funds as well as issues of medical care and the
designation of a guardian should an individual become incapacitated.
An example could be an unmarried couple with substantial assets that could
be lost should either party remarry. The domestic partnership agreement
provides substantial legal protection and can help avoid disputes between
immediate family members and the domestic partner in the event of illness or death.
Registering for a Domestic Partnership
In order to enter into a domestic partnership, the couple must register
their relationship before the city clerk and attest their devotion to
one another. Individuals who enter into Domestic Partnerships share a
common domestic lifestyle, but they have not been joined in a traditional
or common law marriage or a
civil union. Our firm also assists couples in the establishment of cohabitation agreements.
These documents protect the property of each individual if an unmarried
couple is living together. Cohabitation agreements are similar in many
ways to the
prenuptial agreements drawn up for engaged couples.
If you are in a committed relationship, now is the time to make a comprehensive
agreement as to property or debt distribution, custody or support in the
event of a dissolution or break-up. Domestic partnership agreements spell
out your choices so that you and your children are protected. It is also
the time to specify your choices regarding who will make important medical
decisions or financial decisions in the event of your death or disability.
This is done in supporting documents such as wills, powers of attorney,
health care proxies and living wills.
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this goal by providing each client with personalized attention, frequent
communication, viable options, and a thorough evaluation of the case at hand.
Contact our team at The Meyers Law Group, P.C. if you need assistance with domestic partnership matters in Long Island,
Nassau County or
Suffolk County, New York.