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Understanding The California Domestic Partnership Law

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The California Domestic Partnership Law was cemented by Assembly Bill 2015. The bill states that registered domestic partners will have equal rights, benefits and protections like spouses. They will also be subjected to same responsibilities, duties and obligations under the California state law, independent of these deriving from statutes, court rules and administrative positions or other law sources or provisions. Such protections will be applied from the date the couple registers themselves as domestic (more...)

Legal Rights of Unmarried Couples Living Together

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More and more couples are living together in long term committed relationships without getting married. Such partnerships or relationships fall under the category of cohabitation. The legal rights of unmarried couples living together are very different from those of married couples.
Given below are the rights of cohabiting couples:
Rules related to finances
In the eyes of the law, two unmarried people are two separate individuals. So bank accounts, savings, and investments will not be jointly owned. It would (more...)

Name Change – ‘What Happened to Nancy?’

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Each year, approximately three million women – about 90 percent of the women who marry – change their names when they marry. They give up their maiden names (now sometimes called “birth names”) and take their husbands’ surname.
Name change is traditional. It’s expected of a marrying woman in America, and it makes it easier when meeting people and introducing each other as a married couple. Name change can also (more...)

Child Support and Custody Laws

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When you divorce, child support and custody issues are some of the most painful aspects of the split. They can put your child through extremely difficult and traumatic situations and even further strain the relationship between formerly loving couples. Understanding the custody laws in South Carolina can greatly reduce the strain and problems a couple can encounter when dealing with visitation, support and other issues that arise regarding your children as you complete your divorce.
Basic Custody Laws
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