California has taken a national leadership role in recognizing domestic partnerships and same-sex relationships. Under the law, couples who register their relationship as a domestic partnership are afforded most of the same legal rights and benefits that are available to married couples. This includes same-sex relationships involving adopted children.
This is a very challenging area in the law due to the difference in tax laws between the State of California and the Federal Government. Working with me and a knowledgeable Certified Public Accountant or a tax attorney will guide you to making the most informed financial decisions in the dissolution of your partnership.