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Registered Domestic Partnerships

Learn about the formation and termination of registered domestic partnerships, as well as the implications for property interests.


Most of this course focuses on the marital relationship and its rights, duties, and impact on property interests. There are also certain nonmarital, yet marriage-like, relationships that receive legal recognition under California law and have their own implications. One such type of relationship is registered domestic partnerships. Let’s take a closer look at how such partnerships are formed and terminated, and their impact on property interests.

I. Formation

A registered domestic...