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What are California domestic partnership laws, could a person lose an ex's social security benefits

San Diego, CA |
Filed under: Intestacy and probate

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.

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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.

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