Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Partnership between two girls one in blue flannel and the other in redKathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates attorneys know that traditional marriage is not for every couple. Whether by choice or by law, not all couples are legally bound by a marriage contract in the State of Michigan. Sometimes Domestic Partnerships, or Civil Unions, are the best arrangement for a family. We can help clients go through the necessary domestic partnerships procedure to achieve legal and financial benefits of marriage without the marriage certificate. By filing Domestic Partnerships paperwork, many unmarried couples can become beneficiaries of their partner’s employment and retirement benefits.

Choosing Domestic Partnerships

Prior to the landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling that made Same-Sex Marriage legal across the United States, many of Michigan’s Gay and Lesbian couples entered Domestic Partnerships in order to achieve as many rights and freedoms as possible. Now that Same-Sex Marriage is legal, many couples are opting to marry. But they can encounter questions as they transition from a partnership to marriage. Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates attorneys can help answer those questions. There will also be some couples seeking to create new Domestic Partnerships even with the marriage option available. In addition, some couples who were already in Domestic Partnerships may feel comfortable with that decision but consider having their legal paperwork updated to reflect new benefits conferred to Same-Sex Couples.
pride rainbow photo of shape of michiganKathryn Wayne-Spindler & associates can help with all of these issues as well as assist same-sex couples here in Michigan that are striving to build their families through adoption, support their loved ones through medical ordeals, and pass along their employee benefits to their partners.

Our attorneys understand that loving partnerships come in many varieties. We can help you whether you are a common-law couple looking to designate benefits to your partner or a same-sex couple looking to adopt. We also have experience with the complexities of dissolving the legal bonds of these partnerships as well.

Contact the Milford, Michigan office of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates at 248-676-1000 to discuss how we can help you with your Domestic Partnerships.

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have many satisfied clients throughout the five counties of Southeastern Michigan – OaklandWashtenaw, Wayne, Genesee and Livingston. The Michigan Family Law Attorneys of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have one simple objective: to handle our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates today to learn more about our experience and success at 248-676-1000. We are conveniently located in Milford, Michigan. We help clients throughout Milford; Highland; Hartland; White Lake; Commerce; Waterford; West Bloomfield; Walled Lake; South Lyon; New Hudson; Wixom; Linden; Holly; Fenton; Grand Blanc; Flint and many more local communities.

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