I am a 62-yr-old female living with a 65-yr-old male. If we become domestic partners, would I have to give up my rights to my ex-husband's Social Security?
It's my understanding in California heterosexual couples may become domestic partners if they are over 62.
Family Law Attorney
You could because California domestic partnership provides for survivor benefits and according to Social Security you are considered a spouse if you have the same status as a husband and wife to the taking of intestate property.