Domestic partnerships offer non-married couple many of the same legal benefits allowed to married couples. Domestic partnerships often offer benefits regarding health insurance, life insurance, death benefits, sick and family leave, and state tax treatment, to name a few. Not all states recognize domestic partnerships. States that do often have differences in the details. These differences can affect how employers must treat domestic partners, as well as who is eligible. Learn more by exploring the resources below, including basics on benefits for domestic partners, how to end a domestic partnership, and state specific information.
- What Is a Domestic Partnership?
An overview of domestic partnerships and the laws governing them. Learn about the benefits of a domestic partnership, how to register as domestic partners, example of state domestic partnership laws, and more.
- Benefits of a Domestic Partnership
A look at the benefits of registering as domestic partners. In this section, you’ll find information on the benefits granted to domestic partners, the differences between domestic partnerships and marriage, and more.
- State Laws
A number of states and municipalities recognize domestic partnerships. This section provides a list of the legal status of each state. Take a look to find out whether your state recognizes domestic partnerships.
- How to End a Domestic Partnership
Dissolution is to domestic partnerships as divorce is to marriage. Learn about how to dissolve a domestic partnership, the legal and financial consequences of dissolution, and more.