Family Law Blog

Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorney

Blog Posts in February, 2011

What Rights Do I Have If I Am A Registered Domestic Partner?

Pursuant to section 297.5 of the California Family Code, persons who are registered as a domestic partner shall have the same rights, protections, benefits and shall have the same obligations as those granted to and imposed upon spouses. This means ...

What Is A Domestic Partnership?

Pursuant to Section 297 of the California Family Code, domestic partners are "two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring." In order to establish a domestic ...

What Is A Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Domestic violence is defined by the Family Code as abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, dating relationship, a child of a party, or any other blood relative. A domestic violence restraining order is a court order prohibiting ...

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