New York City and Suffolk County couples who are not married—of the same or opposite sex—may opt to establish a legal domestic partnership to protect their rights and reinforce their commitment to each other. The Long Island and New York City Domestic partnership attorneys at Barrocas, Mintz, Misuraca, and Record understand the New York State requirements and can expedite your legal quest for recognition of or dissolution of your relationship.
An official domestic partnership provides security and peace of mind for each party; it also provides legal rights to each partner, similar to that of married couples. The same confidence is extended to partners who may be in the midst of difficulties and who seek termination of their existing relationship.
The New York State provides rules that apply to forming domestic partnership:
Couples seeking to dissolve domestic partnerships have many unique legal issues to consider when they separate, including:
At Barrocas, Mintz, Misuraca, and Record: Family Law & Mediation, our attorneys have substantial experience working with clients who seek to dissolve domestic partnerships.