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Domestic Partnerships

A domestic partnership is a legally-recognized relationship that offers non-married couples the same or similar benefits as those provided to married couples, whether they are heterosexual or same-sex couples. Not all states recognize domestic partnerships within a legal context. FindLaw's Domestic Partnerships section includes a comparison to same-sex marriage and civil unions; an overview of domestic partner benefits offered by various states; a listing of states that offer domestic partnership rights; an overview of how to end a domestic partnership, including division of property and child custody; and more.