Same-sex marriage is now legal in Connecticut. At the law office of Bruce A. Chamberlain, we recognize this important milestone in gay and lesbian rights. We also understand that some couples who choose not to formalize their relationship through marriage continue to need domestic partnership legal services.
Offering Domestic Partnership Legal Services
Family law attorney Bruce Chamberlain represents couples in civil unions with domestic partnership legal needs. He offers more than 25 years of experience in family law. Bruce is prepared to guide you through the legal process, while helping to preserve your legal rights. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation at our New London law office.
Domestic Partnership Agreements
Similar to prenuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements are a proactive measure to help eliminate potential conflicts over a separation. Bruce develops comprehensive domestic partnership agreements to define child support obligations, while identifying which assets are considered separate property.
Bruce also reviews existing domestic partnership agreements to guide clients on the validity of their plans. At the law office of Bruce A. Chamberlain, we are committed to helping clients define their assets in an effort to protect themselves from a breakup.
Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
Couples in domestic partnerships looking to dissolve their relationship face the same issues as divorcing couples. Attorney Bruce seeks to identify community property, such as:
- Household furnishings
- Investments and stockholding
- Stocks and other investments
When appropriate, Bruce consults forensic accountants to determine the value of community assets. He seeks to understand how assets were handled during the domestic partnership, while advocating for an equitable distribution of joint assets and debts. Bruce works to obtain a prompt resolution for outstanding issues involving child custody or support concerns.
Contact Domestic Partnership Lawyer Bruce Today
Contact our law firm by e-mail or call 860-612-8950 for a confidential appointment. We are prepared to help set realistic expectations about tax benefits associated with domestic partnerships and the dissolution of domestic partnerships.