Domestic Partnership Agreements

Domestic partnership agreements are similar to those of prenuptial agreements. The objective of a domestic partnership agreement is to protect couples that chose to live together in long term relationships instead of marrying.

Domestic partnership agreements can determine how financial issues will be dealt with during the relationship and after the relationship may end. This might include how assets and debts ought to be distributed if the relationship ends, how assets should be gained by the couple during the relationship, and support financially during and after the relationship.

It is also very important that both parties in a domestic partnership prepare life planning documents that give rights and authority to the other partner. Documents may include Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Designation of Health Care Surrogate and Power of Attorney documents.

If you are considering a domestic partnership agreement or are interested in more information, contact Winston Law, P.A. at or (561) 670-9375.