» Orange County Divorce Attorney Helps Dissolve Domestic Partnerships

Orange County Divorce Attorney Helps Dissolve Domestic Partnerships

Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2012 - Though dissolving a registered domestic partnership in California is similar to a divorce proceeding, it still has unique variables to consider.

Orange County Divorce Firm, The Maggio Law Firm

Irvine Family Law Firm, The Maggio Law Firm

“Though in principle, the result is effectively the same, ending a marriage in divorce and terminating a domestic partnership each have their own unique legal requirements,” said Orange County divorce attorney Gerald Maggio.The Maggio Law Firm, which practices mainly in Orange and Riverside counties, is dedicated to family law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, as well as child and spousal support.

Since 1999, domestic partnerships have been legal in California, and available to same-sex couples interested in a legal union that affords them the same rights, protections and benefits as married spouses. Correspondingly, Maggio, a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Riverside County Bar Association and the Orange County Barristers, has worked to address the special legal needs of partners in domestic partnerships.

Registered domestic partners face concerns that many married couples may not face, especially when it comes to the dissolution of a registered domestic partnership. Significant tax consequences for both partners may result, as well as difficulties in dividing retirement accounts. These are both due to the fact that federal law does not grant domestic partnerships the same rights as married couples under current federal law.

For those in the midst of exploring the dissolution of a domestic partnership, or for someone that has been recently served with a petition to dissolve a registered domestic partnership, a attorney can explain what is legally required to ensure the best possible outcome.

“Whether it’s a domestic partnership or traditional marriage, it’s never pleasant when a relationship ends,” remarked Maggio. “However, we can do our best to make sure that the interests of our clients are seen to in a manner that is both expeditious and respectful.”

For more information regarding California domestic partnerships, visit the California Secretary of State’s office at www.sos.ca.gov or the Maggio Law Firm at maggiolawfirm.com.

To learn more about the Maggio Law Firm or to contact a Irvine family law attorney or Irvine divorce attorney, visit http://www.maggiolawfirm.com.

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Irvine, CA 92618
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Riverside, CA 92501
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