If you are currently in a domestic partnership and want to end your relationship legally, depending on what state you reside in, you could petition the court for a summary dissolution. This is another form of divorce that allows you to end your domestic partnership without much court intervention.
In many states, the qualifications for summary dissolution are similar. General eligibility requirements are detailed below:
- Both parties must want the domestic partnership to be dissolved.
- The domestic partnership must not have been registered for more than five years.
- The couple must not have any children together.
- The couple must not have excessive joint debt.
- The couple must not own a lot of property jointly.
Do you want to end your domestic partnership in the state of California? If so, contact Claery & Hammond, LLP today to discuss your options with one of our attorneys today. We'll take the time to inform you of your options so you can take immediate action and move forward with your life.