Second Parent Adoption

California domestic partnership law is an evolving area that requires constant attention and an experienced legal counselor.  Because same-sex marriage and domestic partnership law is unsettled throughout the country, there are a variety of issues that may come up in any relationship that require the guidance of a competent attorney.  

Pondel Law is very involved in the dynamic, changing legal environment of domestic partnership law.  Domestic partnership includes registered same-sex couples, couples who cohabitate, opposite-sex couples over the age of 65 or those who choose to co-parent a child or children.

Pondel Law can assist you with:

  • Domestic partnership registration and name change
  • Domestic partnership agreements (similar to pre-marital agreements) that address the financial rights and responsibilities of each spouse
  • Domestic partner's rights
  • Co-parenting plans
  • Adoption
  • Domestic partner adoption (aka Second Parent or Step Parent Adoption)
  • Assisted reproduction
  • Estate planning for domestic partners
  • Domestic partnership dissolution
  • Collaborative dissolution
  • Property division
  • Debt division
  • Spousal support
  • Child support

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