Many people know that domestic partnerships are similar to marriage và can apply khổng lồ unmarried couples who are living together. Most registered domestic partners tended lớn be in same-sex relationships prior to the Supreme Court"s năm ngoái Obergefell v. Hodges decision, especially if they lived in a state that banned same-sex marriage. But it remains an option in a few states for partners (same- or opposite-sex) who live together & share a common domestic life. However, some states and cities that offer the arrangement require one of the individuals to lớn be at least 62-years-old.Bạn vẫn xem: Domestic partner là gì

A domestic partnership is not identical khổng lồ marriage, but it provides some of the same benefits. Some states refer to the institution as a "civil union," but the definition of what is a domestic partnership or civil union vary from one đô thị or state khổng lồ the next. The following is a general overview of domestic partnerships, focusing on registration và benefits.

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How to Register as Domestic Partners

Partners who want to register must declare that their relationship constitutes a serious relationship at a courthouse or other designated government office.

Domestic Partner Benefits

Domestic partners are entitled khổng lồ some of the legal benefits of marriage, but not all. In any event, the benefits of these types of unions vary by state and jurisdiction.

Some of the common benefits of domestic partnership include:

Ability to lớn get coverage on a family health insurance policyRight khổng lồ family leave for a sick partnerRight to lớn bereavement leaveVisitation rights in hospitals & jails

Domestic partner benefits vary, as you can see from the following examples:

Wal-Mart & other employers have been sued by employees in same-sex marriages (and labor rights organizations) who were denied certain benefits prior lớn the Obergefell decision. In addition, many employers are discontinuing benefits for registered domestic partners (typically with a grace period) in light of the marriage equality ruling.

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What is a Domestic Partnership? Get the Details From an Attorney

No matter if you"re planning to lớn enter into a domestic partnership or terminate one, knowing the laws of your state -- as well as federal laws protecting of same-sex unions -- is important. Understanding legal matters such as benefits, rights, & responsibilities that go along with this legal union isn"t easy. Consider speaking with a family law attorney near you to learn more.