With the recent Dec 6th 2012 law change in WA, can my girlfriend and I still file for domestic partnership?

Asked over 1 year ago - Everett, WA

We live together and are both in our 30's.

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  1. Michael Evan Stowell

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Prior to June 30, 2014 you can still register as domestic partners, however, after that time domestic partnerships where one partner is not at least 62 years old will be automatically converted to marriages. You would have to dissolve your domestic partnership before that time if you did not want to be married.

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  2. Kate M Forrest

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Mr. Stowell is correct. Here is some more information on RDPs and the new law: http://legalvoice.org/tools/documents/QA-WADome...

  3. Sarah Beth Tuerk

    Contributor Level 5

    Answered . Yes

  4. Melissa Marie Denton

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Domestic Partnership is only available to same sex partners at your age, so you can only register for it for a limited time and only if you are both the same gender.

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