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Domestic Partnerships

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In Georgia, a Domestic Partnership is defined as two people of the opposite or same gender who live together in the mutual interdependence of a single home and have signed a declaration of domestic partnership in which they attest that:

  • They share the same primary, regular and permanent residence and have lived together for the previous six months (documentation must be submitted verifying joint residency);
  • They have a committed personal relationship with each other that is mutually interdependent and intended to be lifelong;
  • They agree to be jointly obligated and responsible for the necessities of life for each other;
  • They are not married to anyone or legally separated from anyone;
  • They are 18 years of age or older;
  • They are competent to enter into a contract;
  • They are not related by blood closer than would bar marriage in the state;
  • They are each other’s sole domestic partner;
  • They agree to file a termination of domestic partnership within 30 days if any of the facts set out in this definition change; and
  • Any prior domestic partnership in which their domestic partner participated with a third party was terminated not less than six months prior to the date of such affidavit, and, if such earlier domestic partnership had been acknowledged under provisions of this section, that notice of termination of such earlier domestic partnership was provided to the city in writing to the business license division of the department of finance not less than six months prior to the date of said affidavit. If the prior domestic partnership was terminated by the death of the partner, there shall be no waiting period.

If you and your partner have questions about establishing a domestic partnership, contact one of our experienced family law attorneys. Call (770) 422-4241 or email