Although Arizona does not recognize common law or same-sex marriages, these couples CAN enter into a Domestic Partnership Agreement, which is a contractual agreement setting forth their respective rights and responsibilities as partners in their relationship and living arrangements.
Some Arizona city governments, including Scottsdale and Phoenix, offer domestic partner benefits to the non-employee partner (and children) of their employees who are in a domestic partnership, assuming the partners meet certain criteria.
The City of Phoenix also allows Domestic Partnership Agreements to be “registered” with the City, assuming:
There are many things to consider before entering into a Domestic Partnership Agreement. If you or someone you know is considering entering into such an Attorney Spotlight Agreement, call Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law at (480) 630-2464 to schedule a frr 30-minute phone consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys. We can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.