Can you get the estate as a domestic partner in California when your partner dies?

Guest Post: Probate Help

If you have been registered as domestic partners in California, and your partner dies without a will, California gives you certain estate and inheritance rights under the Probate Code.

Check to see if you waived any of your rights in a domestic partnership agreement.  If the rights were not waived by agreement, then the Probate Code has some defaults.

As a registered domestic partner, you are deemed to have the same rights as spouses in California under the Probate Code.  Those rights can include the right to be appointed as an administrator of the probate estate.

If your domestic partner is living, but is incapacitated, you also have the right to become his or her conservator.

If your domestic partner is being unduly influenced by his or her family members to leave you out, call Mina Sirkin, Probate Specialist Attorney in Los Angeles County, California at 818-340-4479.