Understanding a Domestic Partnership Agreement in New York
If the two people agree on living together or agree to have a domestic partnership in New York, then it is totally legal and confirmed. With a lot of benefits, Domestic Partnership Agreement stands in favor of the confirmed status of the relationship between the two and lets them enjoy the legal benefits of a married couple including health insurance, without any hurdles. No matter if you are of the same or opposite gender, New York lets you have the domestic partnership in the most feasible way. You can easily apply for an application process of Domestic Partnership Agreement in New York.
It is mandatory to meet certain qualifications in New York for Domestic Partnership. So, understanding what it actually means to be with your partner without marriage is a major life event to fully understand and analyze the further circumstances.
Requirements of Domestic Partnership Agreement in New York
Before you agree on the cause, you need to have the following requirements of age, residence and personal history:
- You and your partner should belong to the same city/country in which you are applying for the Domestic Partnership Agreement. A condition for one of the partners being an employee in the city and not the resident is somehow acceptable in Rockland County and Suffolk County of New York. In addition to that, cities like Albany, Ithaca and Rochester allow you to live together without even being the resident of the same.
- If you and your partner are 18 years of age and older, then you are legally allowed to live together.
- Blood relations between the two are not entertained.
- To enter into a domestic partnership agreement, neither you nor your partner can be currently married (to each other or anyone else) or related by blood
- You are allowed to opt for a domestic partnership if you and your partner are living together on a continuous basis or at least 6 months.
- Also, if you or your partner is in a domestic partnership with someone else in the past 6 months, you need to live together for 6 consecutive months prior to filing the agreement of domestic partnership.
In order to proceed further, an affidavit needs to be executed to meet the legal requirements of being in a Domestic Partnership. Both partners are required to be physically present at the clerk’s office while applying for the agreement.
Contact Sabra Law Group today at 646-472-7971 if you need assistance with a domestic partnership agreement or any other matters related to family law.