Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Partnership has a new partner in the form of full marriage equality.  Domestic Partnership is still available but Marriage may be a better option depending on your particular needs.  The United States Supreme Court recently decided that Federal benefits are available to all married couples.  Marriage confers significant rights and responsibilities distinctive from Domestic Partnership.

Domestic Partners and their children now have the same legal protection in a Divorce proceeding.  The Court will decide issues of custody by determining the best interests of the child rather than the gender of the parent.  However, care is needed when dividing finances given the recent changes in Federal and California State law.  Attorney Martin is a proud member of the community who will vigorously pursue your equal treatment under the law.