Posted on Aug 2, 2019
Law Office of Vida M. Holguin
The Governor just signed Senate Bill No. 30 to amend California family law. Past law defined domestic partnership as two adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring and required that these domestic partners be either of the same sex, or of the opposite sex and over 62 years of age. This bill removed those requirements. Domestic partners no longer need to be persons of the same sex or of the opposite sex and over 62 years of age in order to enter into a domestic partnership. The one difference is that domestic partners over the age of 62 do not have to pay the filing fee to register; everyone else does.