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Handling Property Division In Domestic Partnerships

If you are an unmarried heterosexual or same-sex couple who is ending a relationship in North Carolina, the state’s equitable distribution laws do not apply to you.

There are contractual ways to provide unmarried couples with the same property rights that married couples have, but these contracts are typically put in place before the parties decide to end the relationship. When addressing division of property where no contract exists, the law will divide assets based upon whose name is on the title of ownership or the party who can prove he or she paid for the property, with limited exceptions.

At Ellis Family Law, P.L.L.C., we represent unmarried couples in disputes regarding division of property or other matters. We will review the facts of your situation and give you straightforward details on what you can expect in terms of a resolution. If litigation is necessary and makes sense, we will advocate assertively on your behalf.

We Are Ready To Review Your Situation

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your domestic partnership situation and recommend a course of action. Call 919-944-4811 (Durham) or 919-891-8838 (Pittsboro), or use our online contact form to provide us with more details and schedule a consultation.