Domestic Partnership Dissolution
Atlanta-Fulton County Domestic Partnership Lawyers
Domestic partners can face many of the same issues as traditional couples, but they do not enjoy the same protections under the law. Because same sex couples are not entitled to the same rights as same sex couples often face situations that are more challenging to resolve.
At Waggoner Hastings LLC, our family law attorneys can assist domestic partners in dissolution proceedings throughout Atlanta and the communities in and around Fulton County. Our office is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Georgia law does not recognize domestic partnerships, even when the partners own property or have children together. In most cases the court does not treat the participants as families under the law. This sometimes results in one partner’s loss of the right to jointly owned property or a relationship with children. Whether your relationship is just beginning or ongoing, we can draft documents and arrange your financial circumstances to provide the maximum protection for you, your partner, your children, and your relationship. If the partnership is dissolving, we will assist in protecting your rights even though the relationship has ended.
To discuss a domestic partnership agreement or domestic partnership dissolution with an experienced family law attorney at Waggoner Hastings LLC, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling (770) 641-8200.
We recommend entering into a domestic partnership agreement (similar to prenuptial or postnuptial agreement) that outlines what will happen to the assets and any children in the event of a dissolution of the relationship, as well as address any alimony (partner support) or child support issues.
In the event of a dissolution without a domestic partnership agreement, we can zealously represent your interests. Often, there are other areas of the law that can be used to protect your interests and ensure you are treated fairly. Of course each relationship is unique, and it would be best for you to discuss your particular situation in detail with an attorney experienced in dealing with domestic partnerships and dissolutions. The use of collaborative practices is an effective method of resolving differences during the dissolution of a domestic partnership.
Our firm is focused on resolving domestic issues between couples, including same sex couples. We have over 45 years of combined experience and a team approach that ensures you receive the full benefit of our combined knowledge. We also strive to resolve issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner while giving you the most control over the results. Of course, we are prepared to aggressively fight for your rights and protect your interests in court, when necessary.
To put our team on your side, please contact us to schedule a confidential consultation. Our attorneys and team members proudly serve the communities throughout North Fulton County and the surrounding areas.
Finding Solutions in Dissolutions (SM)
Waggoner Hastings LLC, Family & Collaborative Law
Atlanta Family Law and Collaborative Divorce Lawyers
Call (770) 641-8200