New Jersey offer Domestic partnership for same-sex couples and opposite-sex partners over 62 since 2004. They must share a common residence, be in committed caring relationships, support each other. May claim joint tax status for state tax purposes, may claim mandatory insurance cover and pension benefits if partner is state employee. Insurance companies must offer coverage to domestic partners on the same terms as to spouses. Hospital visitation rights, right to consent to organ donation, right to name one another in a health care proxy.NJ recognised partnerships from other jurisdictions.
The American state of NewJersey offers Domesticpartnerships for same-sex couples and opposite-sex partners over age 62.
Once a couple has obtained a domesticpartnership, they may, among other things, claim joint tax status for state taxation purposes and are granted full hospital visitation rights and the right to make medical decisions for a partner if he or she is unable to do so.
Under the law, insurance companies are also obligated to offer coverage to domestic partners on the same terms as to heterosexual spouses.
A domesticpartnership ends when: (1) one partner sends the other a written notice that he or she has ended the partnership; or (2) one of the partners dies; or (3) one of the partners marries or the partners stop living together (for any amount of time).
In an analysis of domesticpartnership law, it is critical to recognize the inherent limitations on any ordinance passed by a local rather than a state government.
Modern domesticpartnership ordinances passed by cities and counties in the United States are confined within the limits of the power-granting entity (i.e.
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