Separation Equity Act
Bill Number: AB 2700
AB 2700 would create a consolidated form and procedure to dissolve both a civil marriage and domestic partnership at the same time. The legislation would amend the state’s family code, allowing for couples who first registered as domestic partners and who legally married thereafter to dissolve both contracts through a single, uniform procedure. The current system forces couples to go through a separate process for each.
This bill would eliminate some of the legal barriers same-sex couples face as a result of the State of California treating the relationships of same-sex couples differently. This bill also clarifies that same sex couples married outside of California are able to dissolve their marriage in California.
Author: Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco)
Co-Sponsored With: Conference of California Bar Associations
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