A contract is a legally binding agreement, if certain conditions are met. This may be the only basis you have for establishing your rights with respect to your unmarried heterosexual or same-sex partner.

In fact Pennsylvania forbids same-sex marriage and no legal rights are currently available in the form of civil unions or domestic partnerships. You and your same-sex partner or heterosexual unmarried partner need to know that you will not have the same rights as married couples in certain situations. The good news is there is something you can do about it, with the help of an experienced family law attorney. Contact a Mechanicsburg domestic partnerships attorney.

Medical Rights

If you or your partner becomes ill and is in the hospital, you will not have automatic rights to visit him or her, as would a legal spouse. Talk to us about establishing this right and enforcing it.

Estate Planning

If you do not have a will, your property and assets will be distributed according to Pennsylvania law. Your family will inherit, not your partner. Our law firm can guide you in ensuring that your wishes, not those of the Commonwealth, family members, or anyone else, are carried out.

Property Rights and Property Division

Should your relationship end, you will have to divide property. The courts will not play a role or make a legal order doing so. You need to enter a legal agreement promptly.