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Assisting With All Matters Related To Your Domestic Partnership

Today’s family dynamic is much different than it was a generation ago. It is no longer uncommon for heterosexual or same-sex couples to choose to live together in a domestic environment. Whether a couple decides not to marry or is legally unable to do so, it is important to establish legal boundaries by which the relationship or possible dissolution will be governed.

At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., our domestic partnership attorneys advise clients in civil unions as to their options surrounding the establishment or termination of domestic partnership agreements.

Just because you are not married does not mean that your family’s issues are any less important. Call 571-748-5647 to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer in Fairfax today.

Domestic Partnership Agreements

Similar to a prenuptial agreement, a domestic partnership agreement may aid in easing disputes during the end of a relationship. A comprehensive domestic partnership agreement can be written to define child custody and visitation obligations, as well as child support obligations and claims to various assets.

In addition to drafting domestic partnership agreements, our attorneys can review existing agreements to ensure the documents are legally sound and meet our clients’ needs.

Dissolution Of Domestic Partnership Agreements

Couples in domestic partnerships who wish to dissolve their relationship in Virginia face many of the same issues as those involved in divorce. Taking the proactive step of establishing a domestic partnership agreement can often help to avoid contentious disputes over division of property and assets related to:

  • Vehicles
  • Household furnishings
  • Real estate holdings
  • Stocks and other investments

If you and your partner do not have a formal domestic partnership agreement in place that specifies how assets are to be divided, our lawyers can help you negotiate a settlement that protects your interests, as well as those of any children involved.

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Should an abusive situation occur during the course of your dissolution, our attorneys will pursue an order of protection for you and your loved ones.

We will work closely with you to set reasonable expectations in regard to establishing or dissolving a civil union. Email our legal team or dial 571-748-5647 to arrange your meeting.