Skip to Content
Top
Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Partnerships Attorneys in Folsom

Alternative Method to Marriage in California

A domestic partnership is the legal recognition of a partnership between two people who live together and maintain a domestic life together but are not married or in a civil union. Many domestic partnerships are same-sex couples or unmarried opposite sex couples.

Today, federal law grants same-sex couples the right to marry. Domestic partnerships – which were the only alternative to marriage afforded to same-sex couples – still exist today even with federal same-sex marriage laws.

If you are interested in establishing a domestic partnership or dissolving an existing one, work with the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. Our domestic partnership attorneys in Folsom have a thorough understanding of the federal and state laws governing domestic partnerships and marriage. We can help you achieve your goals and navigate your case with ease.

Call (916) 794-4576 or complete our online contact form to request a consultation today.

Benefits of Domestic Partnerships

Today, in California, individuals in a domestic partnership receive the same benefits at the state level that married couples receive.

This means that domestic partners are entitled to benefits such as:

  • Health insurance
  • Guardianship
  • Inheritance
  • Bereavement
  • Sick leave

Federal law, however, does not recognize domestic partnerships. This means that domestic partners will not receive the federal benefits given to married spouses.

Dissolving a Domestic Partnership

If you are currently in a domestic partnership that you wish to terminate, you will have to complete the dissolution process – either a summary dissolution (the simplest and fastest option) or a petition of dissolution.

Requirements for summary dissolution include:

  • Both partners want to dissolve the legal relationship
  • You have not been in the domestic partnership for more than five years
  • You do not have any children together
  • You do not own or rent property together
  • You do not have more than $6000 in shared debt
  • Neither partner is seeking support after the termination
  • You have less than $41,000 in shared or separate property

If you do not qualify for summary dissolution, you will have to file a petition for dissolution, the process for which is similar to divorce.

Call the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C.

Whatever your needs may be – formation or dissolution of a domestic partnership – our attorneys can inform you of your rights and help you make smart decisions. Our domestic partnership lawyers in Folsom are eager to help you achieve your goals.

Call our firm at (916) 794-4576 today to learn more about domestic partnerships in Northern California.

  • “This Office is Great!”
    I met with Brenda and Karen and both were very professional and gave excellent customer service. They were clear, concise and answered all of my questions. I came out of that office feeling like I was on the right footing and knew I had a powerful group behind me if I need it. I would recommend everybody!
    - James
  • “Great Dependency Lawyer”
    Great dependency lawyer. Was able to make strong arguments with very little information. Super sharp.
    - Previous Client
  • “Great Attorney!”
    Tiffany is currently working on my divorce case, and I couldn't be happier. She clearly explains each process and is always available to clarify any questions I have. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.
    - Barbara
  • “Guardianship”
    Ms. Andrews, 
    Has guided and helped me thru a very difficult guardianship. I can't express how much I appreciated her expertise as my attorney. Thank you, Ms. Tiffany Andrews.
    - Janet
  • “Fantastic Service & Professionalism”
    Tiffany Andrews did a great job in advising & helping me thru an extremely difficult time. Her professionalism, humanity, and understanding were beyond what I could ever hope for. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer, simply the Best !!!!! Impressive skills & wonderful down to earth person to speak to as well as being tough enough to get things done. I would recommend Tiffany Andrews to anyone and she will also be the first person I contact for any further needs !!!!!!
    - Jayna W
  • “Tiffany cares about her clients and fights for their rights.”
    Tiffany worked on my foster/adoption case - that was long, difficult, and drawn out. She researches every angle, is intuitive, intelligent and fights for her clients' to get the best possible outcome. Also, she genuinely cares about her clients best interests and provides guidance and counsel throughout the process.
    - Lora
  • “Would Recommend to Anyone”
    I cannot say enough good things about Tiffany Andrews. I had a previous attorney who completely messed up my case and the work Tiffany was able to do was amazing. She is efficient, honest, understanding, and incredibly intelligent. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a smart, educated, kind attorney who genuinely cares and can get results that you want. Truly impressed and grateful I found her!
    - Nicole
  • “The Best Lawyer”

    Tiffany L Andrews has to be one of the best lawyers you can find. Tiffany is the most caring person that I have met in a while she is always looking after your best interest. Tiffany always keeps you informed either by phone or Email. I have had questions on my case Saturday and got answers by Saturday night. I have learned if you trust in Tiffany your case will be done excellently.
    - William
Legal Resources
Find the information you're looking for about your case.

Contact Us Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
  • 2015 Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of CA, Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2011 Certified Welfare Law Specialist by NACC, Accredited by the CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • We Are Proud to be Active in the Local Community
  • We Are Heavily Involved in the State Legislative Process