As a divorce attorney and mediator for over 35 years I have helped thousands
of couples in all kinds of relationships.
You may be thinking, “What is a domestic partnership?”
In New York, a domestic partnership is defined as a legal relationship
between two people who live with one another and share much of their lives,
but are not married or united in a civil union.
Under some state laws, including those of California and Nevada, domestic
partnerships function in much the same way and legally recognized unions,
whereas other states may bestow fewer rights to individuals in domestic
How the law views domestic relationships is continually evolving, and depends
on the jurisdiction where a couple resides.
For example, couples who reside together for a long period of time may
be eligible for various legal rights in a domestic partnership, provided
it is established in the jurisdiction. Ultimately, registration of a domestic
partnership allows for the jurisdiction to formally recognize the relationship.
Domestic partners may be entitled to certain rights, including the recognition
of contribution one individual makes to the property of the other.
I am working with a pretty impressive couple in a domestic partnership
right now. One is a physician, the other an emergency room nurse working
tirelessly aiding many victims of the coronavirus at a local hospital
here in NYC.
We really must remember to thank all the amazing people devoted to caring
for all of us during this turbulent time. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We had started working together before this pandemic began. Even with everything
they are dealing with, they are continuing their mediation process, and
we are doing so virtually.
Mediation is very effective with the dissolution of a domestic partnership.
Right now I am helping this couple make decisions about support, a property
they own together in Westport CT, and custody/visitation of their adopted dogs.
If you are in a domestic partnership and it’s time to go your separate
ways, give me a call.
Mediation is an amicable, and less expensive way to dissolve a domestic
During this medical crisis our FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS will be conducted
virtually by telephone or TeleDivorce by Skype or FaceTime to reduce risk
and maintain safety for everyone!
Call now to book your free consultation. 212.734.1551
I look forward to working with you!
Stay Healthy & Safe!