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 as legally recognized unions,
whereas other states may bestow fewer rights on 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 who have
worked tirelessly during the pandemic aiding many victims of the corona
virus at a local hospital here in NYC.
We really must remember to thank all the amazing people devoted to caring
for all of us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We had started working together during the pandemic. Even with everything
they have dealt with, they continued their mediation process, and we were
able to draft a solid parenting agreement.
Mediation is very effective when creating a domestic partnership. We are
wrapping up their mediation right now and making decisions about support,
a property they own in Amagansett, Long Island and custody of and visitation
with their 15 year old African Grey parrot.
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
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I look forward to working with you!
Stay healthy & safe!
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