Declaration of Domestic Partnership Template

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Declaration Of Domestic Partnership
I.
DECLARATION:
We, ____________________ and ____________________, each
(employee-print name)
(domestic partner-print name)
certify and declare that we are domestic partners in accordance with the
following criteria:
II.
STATUS
1. We affirm that this domestic partnership began on or about __/__/__.
2. We are each other's sole domestic partner, and we intend to remain so
indefinitely.
3. Neither of us is married to or legally separated from anyone else nor have
had another domestic partner within the prior six months.
4. We are both at least eighteen (18) years of age and mentally competent to
consent to contract.
5. We are not related by blood to a degree of closeness that would prohibit legal
marriage in the state in which we legally reside.
6. We cohabit and reside together in the same residence and intend to do so
indefinitely. We have resided in the same household for at least six months.
7. We are engaged in a committed relationship of mutual caring and support and
are jointly responsible for our common welfare and living expenses. Our
interdependence is demonstrated by at least three of the following (please
check appropriate items):
___ Common ownership of real property (joint deed or mortgage
agreement) or a common leasehold interest in property
___ Common ownership of a motor vehicle
___ Driver's license listing a common address
___ Proof of joint bank accounts or credit accounts
___ Proof of designation as the primary beneficiary for life insurance or
retirement benefits, or primary beneficiary designation under a
partner's will
___Assignment of a durable property power of attorney or health care
power of attorney
8. We are not in this relationship solely for the purpose of obtaining benefits
coverage.
Declaration Of Domestic Partnership
I.
DECLARATION:
We, ____________________ and ____________________, each
(employee-print name)
(domestic partner-print name)
certify and declare that we are domestic partners in accordance with the
following criteria:
II.
STATUS
1. We affirm that this domestic partnership began on or about __/__/__.
2. We are each other's sole domestic partner, and we intend to remain so
indefinitely.
3. Neither of us is married to or legally separated from anyone else nor have
had another domestic partner within the prior six months.
4. We are both at least eighteen (18) years of age and mentally competent to
consent to contract.
5. We are not related by blood to a degree of closeness that would prohibit legal
marriage in the state in which we legally reside.
6. We cohabit and reside together in the same residence and intend to do so
indefinitely. We have resided in the same household for at least six months.
7. We are engaged in a committed relationship of mutual caring and support and
are jointly responsible for our common welfare and living expenses. Our
interdependence is demonstrated by at least three of the following (please
check appropriate items):
___ Common ownership of real property (joint deed or mortgage
agreement) or a common leasehold interest in property
___ Common ownership of a motor vehicle
___ Driver's license listing a common address
___ Proof of joint bank accounts or credit accounts
___ Proof of designation as the primary beneficiary for life insurance or
retirement benefits, or primary beneficiary designation under a
partner's will
___Assignment of a durable property power of attorney or health care
power of attorney
8. We are not in this relationship solely for the purpose of obtaining benefits
coverage.
III.
DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF DOMESTIC PARTNER
We understand that dependent children of ______________________ (domestic
partner-print name) are eligible for coverage when they are:
♦ unmarried,
♦ primarily dependent on the employee for support, and
♦ meet the age/school and all eligibility requirements of the plan of benefits.
IV.
CHANGE IN DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP:
1. We have an obligation to notify _____________________ (employer-print
name) by filing a Declaration of Termination of Domestic Partnership if there
is any change in our domestic partnership status as attested to in this
Declaration that would terminate this Declaration (e.g., due to death of a
partner, a change in residence of one partner, termination of the relationship,
etc.). We will notify ___________________ (employer-print name) within
thirty-one (31) days of such change.
2. We understand that termination of this coverage (obtained as a result of
completion of this Declaration) will be effective on the date the relationship
ends as indicated on the Declaration of Termination of Domestic Partnership,
providing coverage has not otherwise terminated due to standard policy
provisions.
I.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
1. We understand that a civil action may be brought against one or both of us for
any losses (as well as attorneys' fees and costs) due to any false statement
contained in this Declaration or for failure to notify
_________________________ (employer-print name) of changed
circumstances as required in Section IV above. I, the undersigned employee,
further understand that falsification of information in this Declaration, or failure
to notify __________________ (employer-print name), of changed
circumstances pursuant to Section IV above, may lead to disciplinary action
against me, including discharge from employment.
2. We have provided the information in this Declaration for use by
______________________ (employer-print name) for the sole purpose of
determining our eligibility for certain domestic partner benefits. We
understand and agree that _____________________ (employer-print name)
is not legally required to extend any such benefits. We understand that this
information provided in this Declaration will be treated as confidential by
______________________ (employer-print name) but will be subject to
disclosure; a) upon the express written authorization of the undersigned
employee, b) upon request of the insurer or plan administrator, or c) if
otherwise required by law.
3. We understand that this Declaration may have legal implications relating, for
example, to our ownership of property or to taxability of benefits provided, and
that before signing this Declaration we should seek competent legal advice
concerning such matters.
We affirm, under penalty of perjury, that the statements in this Declaration are
true and correct.
_______________________
__/__/__
__/__/__
Employee Signature
DOB
Date
_______________________
__/__/__
__/__/__
Domestic Partner Signature
DOB
Date
_______________________
_______________________
Employee & Domestic Partner Address

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