By definition it is an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life, but are not married. People in domestic partnerships receive benefits from California and Michigan, including but not limited to right of survivorship, hospital visitation, healthcare and others.
The Domestic Partners Registry
Domestic Partnerships can be entered into statewide and terminated via the California Secretary of State's office registry. Terminations can be handled amicably or in court, but in most cases the partnership will terminate after six months of the filing. Learn more with the FAQ.
Only some local governments recognize the partnership and protect rights.
The following cities and counties in Michigan recognize domestic partnerships. -Ann Arbor - Detroit - East Lansing - Ingham County - Kalamazoo - Washtenaw County - Wayne County It is important to know your rights and how it impacts your life together based on where you live.Schedule a Call