Although a domestic partnership isn’t the same as a marriage in California, when you and your partner decide to end your domestic partnership, you may have to address several of the issues that you’d have to address if you were getting divorced. Examples include:

Addressing these matters efficiently without sacrificing your rights is often easier with the help of a lawyer. Hiring an attorney can also ensure you have someone on your side to walk you through every step of the process.

Contact Glendale domestic partnership dissolution attorney Teresa A. Beyers for more information. She has years of experience working with clients like yourself. Her assistance will simplify what might otherwise appear to be a complex task.

How a Glendale Domestic Partnership Dissolution Attorney Can Help

It’s technically possible to dissolve a domestic partnership in California without the assistance of a lawyer. You could potentially end a domestic partnership by filing a notice with the Secretary of State for California to terminate the partnership.

However, the circumstances under which this is an option are fairly narrow. The following criteria must be met if you wish to terminate your domestic partnership this way:

  • You and your partner mutually agree to end the partnership.
  • You don’t have children together. This includes unborn children.
  • Neither you nor your partner own any real estate holdings and the total value of your shared assets is less than $38,000 (excluding the value of any vehicles you own).
  • The amount of community debt you and your partner owe is less than $6,000.
  • You have both agreed that neither of you wishes to receive any financial support from the other party.

Even if your case meets all the above criteria, when you file a notice to terminate your partnership, there is a six-month waiting period during which either you or your partner can choose to revoke the notice at any time. If this happens, you must dissolve your partnership in court, much the same way you would dissolve a marriage.

Navigating these processes can be very complex. You’ll certainly need the services of an attorney if you don’t meet the criteria necessary to dissolve your domestic partnership via a simple Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership.

That said, even if you technically do meet the criteria, it’s wise to seek legal assistance anyway. A Glendale domestic partnership dissolution lawyer can help you:

  • Facilitate civil discussions with your partner to ensure your rights and obligations are clear.
  • File paperwork.
  • Demonstrate that the criteria to end your domestic partnership with a Notice of Termination have been met.
  • Guide you through the court system if you don’t meet the necessary criteria.

Contact a Glendale Domestic Partnership Dissolution Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers, we know that ending a domestic partnership can seem intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. For more information about what our Glendale domestic partnership dissolution law firm can do for you, contact us online or call us at 213-236-4400.

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