Civil Relationships or Committed Intimate Relationships

As defined by law, a civil relationship involving a same-sex couple involves two people who do not register their partnership with the State in any type of formal manner. Individuals who are officially considered a couple, but who do not marry and who do not apply for registered domestic partner status, are considered to be in a civil relationship. These two individuals still have rights and various obligations because they reside together in a way that is not dissimilar to a married couple.

Civil relationships also referred to officially as “committed intimate relationships,” are typically long-term in status. The rights of each individual in a civil relationship are not as far reaching, as they would be in a domestic partnership. When a domestic partnership dissolves, serious questions are raised concerning debt, property, and especially about topics like alimony and children. There are significant procedural differences for all of these topics when it comes to civil relationships that are not necessarily straightforward and can become complex.

If you have any questions regarding civil relationships or committed intimate relationships, contact Eagle Law Offices, P.S. today. We can help with any questions as it relates to civil relationships and guiding you through this complicated time effectively.

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