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Ending a Domestic Partnership Requires Careful Planning

People who are in same-sex relationships sometimes find that those relationships take a turn for the worst. California is a state that is very friendly toward same-sex relationships. From same-sex marriages to domestic partnerships, people in a committed relationship are usually afforded the same rights and protections as those in parallel heterosexual relationships.

There are several aspects of ending a same-sex marriage or partnership that some people in these relationships might not have thought about. You might have to deal with issues relating to legal separation, child custody, child support, legal status, and property division. While you are going through all of these proceedings, you have to ensure that your rights are respected.

The laws governing same-sex relationships cover issues like alimony and retirement accounts. Making sure that you get out of the relationship on the best financial standing possible is paramount. For this reason, you have to make sure you have a full understanding of how laws might be applied to your case.

In some cases, you might discover that mediation is the best method for you to go through your divorce. When this is the case, you have to make sure that you have a full understanding of how this collaborative method works.

When you are ready to end your relationship, there is likely nothing that you will allow to stand in your way. Making sure that you don't hurry your way past a settlement that is in your best interest is important to ensure that you don't end up with a settlement that makes you unhappy later.

Source: Law Office of Cecil & Cianci PC, "Roseville Domestic Partnership Dissolution Attorneys" Aug. 27, 2014