At Law Office James Chau we are here to support ALL people in obtaining legal remedy in the family law scope.  We understand the nuances and specifics of transgender, same-sex (lesbian, gay), non-binary, and alternative family arrangement situations and relationships, and how these apply in the world of family law.  You deserve the attention sensitivity required to advocate your case successfully in the courts.  Please do not hesitate to contact us, no matter your specific situation.  We are not here to judge, we are here to help you!

Residency Requirements for registered domestic partners:

Residency requirements for registered domestic partners.  If your domestic partnership is registered in California, you have automatically agreed to the jurisdiction of the California courts to end your domestic partnerships — even if you move away or have never lived in California. So you do NOT need to meet the residency requirements that married couples must meet.

If your domestic partnership was NOT registered in California, you or your domestic partner must have lived in California for the last 6 months And the county where you plan to file the divorce for the last 3 months.

If you and your domestic partner do not live in California, when you file to end your domestic partnership in California, the court may not be able to make orders about other issues like property and debt, partner support, or your children. If this is your situation, we at James Chau Law are here to help.

The law has been changing rapidly for the LGBT+ community in the areas of family law and divorce.  Please do not hesitate to set up a free consultation to discuss your specific situation.  Gay divorce San Jose law, Lesbian divorce San Jose, Santa Clara gay family law, Sunnyvale lesbian family law.