Is it illegal to enter a domestic partnership with some one if yhu are currently married to some one else

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Is it illegal to enter a domestic partnership with some one if yhu are currently married to some one else

I’m currently married to a girl I no
longer want to be with an I’m with some
one new an I want to enter a denestic
partner ship with because right now I
don’t have the money to divorce the
other person

Asked on November 22, 2016 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is illegal. While a domestic partnership is not the same thing as a marriage, it is very similar, and you may only have 1 spouse or domestic partner at a time. Nothing, however, stops you from living with the new girl; from renting or owing property with her (though your share of anything you buy could potentially be reached by your wife in a divorce); having a joint bank account (though again, your share is vulnerable in a divorce); giving her, and getting from her, a POA and health care proxy to give each other legal rights to make decisions for the other; drawing up wills living your property to each other; etc. You just can't marry or be domestic partners while still married.


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