Exporting and Importing Domestic Partnerships: Some Conflicts-of-Law Questions and Concerns

Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 1235, 2001

44 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2010  

Ralph U. Whitten

Creighton University - School of Law

Date Written: November 28, 2010

Abstract

This article is about conflicts of laws questions relating to domestic partnerships. The article points out that since there will be states that recognize domestic partnerships because the American Law Institute has expressed approval of domestic partnerships, there will be conflict of laws problems if not all states recognize it. The purpose of this article is to describe some of the conflicts issues that arise when parties to domestic partnerships have, or develop, contacts with more than one state. The article does so by explaining the two broad areas in which these conflicts will arise and by showing that there is even more uncertainty when the issue involves both opposite sex and same sex domestic partnerships.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Law, Domestic Partnerships

Suggested Citation

Whitten, Ralph U., Exporting and Importing Domestic Partnerships: Some Conflicts-of-Law Questions and Concerns (November 28, 2010). Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 1235, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1716563

Ralph U. Whitten (Contact Author)

Creighton University - School of Law ( email )

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Omaha, NE 68178
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