“Spouse” now includes registered domestic partners

“Spouse” now includes registered domestic partners

“Spouse” now includes registered domestic partners

Calif. Business and Professions Code §§14.2, 17537.1; Calif. Civil Code §§14, 51.1, 51.3, 682, 682.1, 683, 1099; Calif. Corporations Code §25206; Calif. Code of Civil Procedure §§703.140, 704.930; Calif. Probate Code §72; Calif. Revenue and Taxation Code §12.2
Added and amended by S.B. 1005
Effective date: January 1, 2017

“Spouse” now also refers to registered domestic partners, and replaces “husband and wife” in California law, including laws controlling advertising, bankruptcy, homestead declarations, senior housing, real estate ownership, real estate disclosures, investment, probate, taxation and title.

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