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What unique hurdles do domestic partners face?

Diversity is a core part of Los Angeles, but unfortunately, same-sex couples and domestic partners can still face unique difficulties that those who take part in traditional marriage may not have to contend with. Thomas Law Offices explain those difficulties carefully, so those entering domestic partnerships may know what they could be facing.

Some of the biggest legal benefits of marriage include being able to share with your partner, which may be much harder for domestic partners to attain. For example, an employee may have health insurance that covers themselves and their spouse. As domestic partners are not married, they might not be able to use the health benefits if they were in that same situation.

This can also apply to situations like hospital visitation. While married partners and family are allowed to visit loved ones when no one else can, domestic partners may not be allowed in to see their loved one due to the lack of familial relation or marriage.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can also fall under this category, as domestic partners don't necessarily have the same protections as married couples when they split up. Along those lines, inheritance rights and child custody must also be handled differently.

Having to jump through extra hoops may still be worth it to you if being in a domestic partnership suits your lifestyle better than marriage. If you would like to learn more about the legalities of domestic partnerships, our web page has plenty of useful information for you to browse through.

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