Are you and your partner splitting up from a same-sex relationship? The laws in this area are still evolving and can be complicated. Are you and your domestic partner struggling to divide assets? Is there a dispute over support or child custody? Do you wonder whether you have all the same rights as an opposite-sex couple? Whether you are in a domestic partnership or a same sex marriage, you have significant rights!
What is Marvin Law and how Does it Affect LGBT Families?
What Circumstances Justify a Marvin Action? | Gay Family Law Center
As many LGBT couples know, getting married is not the only way to define a committed relationship. But for unmarried couples, do you still have rights with regards to the division of property, assets, and liabilities when a long-term relationship ends? In many cases, yes. In California, you may be able to utilize Marvin Law to settle these matters.
Family law in the United States: California: overview
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Under a California Supreme Court decision known as Marvin v. Marvin 18 Cal. Such a claim must be brought to court in a civil action. Non-marital partners have the right to enforce expressed or implied agreements for support or property sharing in the event of a separation. It is possible to file a Marvin Claim, in addition to a divorce, if the couple lived together for an extended period of time or acquired many assets while living together prior to their marriage.