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Can Mediation Help Your Domestic Partnership?


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 partnerships.

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 partnership.

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!

Warm regards,