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Domestic Partnership

Ladin & Associates understands the special legal needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Community in Georgia.

Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions are not recognized in Georgia by Georgia Law. Georgia Law does not recognize a "Domestic Partner" or "Domestic Partnership", but there are Laws that Ladin & Associates can help you understand to protect your rights.

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A "Domestic Partnership Agreement", a "Joint Property Agreement" or "a Living Together Agreement", is a legal contract that explains the contractual legal rights and responsibilities of each partner when a couple decides to form a long-term committed relationship and own property together. A domestic partnership agreement is an important legal document for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples since rights between same-sex couples are governed by principles of Contract Law, not Family Law.

In the event of potential disputes or misunderstandings, a Domestic Partnership Agreement can help clarify ownership of property, provide guidance for dividing property in the event of a separation, and specify a dispute resolution mechanism such as mediation or arbitration prior to the commencement of litigation to resolve disputes.