Helping Broward County With Domestic Partnership Agreements

Recent changes in the law permit gay and lesbian couples to legally marry. As such, a partnership agreement may be beneficial prior to walking down the aisle.

Benefits Of A Domestic Partnership Agreement

Same-sex couples face many of the same issues that heterosexual couples face upon separation. For example, same-sex couples may own property and care for adopted children together. In these cases, it is a good idea to get a lawyer's help in drafting a domestic partnership agreement that spells out each party's rights and obligations pertaining to:

  • How property will be divided upon a potential dissolution of the partnership
  • Whether one party is entitled to support payments and for how long
  • If there are children, how custody, time-share and child support will be shared

In many ways, a domestic partnership agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement. By drafting it, you are not saying you expect the relationship to end. You are merely putting clear expectations in place in case things don't work out.

If a relationship ends without such an agreement, distribution of assets and liabilities could rapidly become an expensive and litigious process.

How We Can Help

At the Law Offices of Jerome P. Ventura, P.A., we have assisted individuals with domestic partnership agreements and other family law matters for more than 25 years.

Contact Us To Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about domestic partnership agreements, contact us at 954-399-5850 to discuss your case.

Limited initial consultations are offered free of charge. Evening appointments are available.