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No. There is no basis to recognize theassumption of the partner’s last name. A legal name change must be filed withthe courts and an original copy of the final judgment presented to the Officeof Vital Statistics and Registry.
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Yes. Your domestic partnership is stillvalid as it was entered into under the law in place at the time. However,you continue to have only the rights afforded to domestic partners and not thefull rights of married couples as are given to civil union couples.
Yes. As of February 19, 2007, domesticpartnerships can only be established by couples 62 years of age or older,regardless of whether they are a same-sex or opposite-sex couple.
No. Domestic partners who wish to enterinto a civil union with the same person do not need to terminate their domesticpartnership. Once they have entered into the civil union, their domesticpartnership will automatically terminate if it was registered in New Jersey. Ifit was registered outside New Jersey, the laws of that state would determinethe validity of the domestic partnership following the civil union.
Yes. If the domestic partnership with adifferent partner was not legally terminated, or was not terminated by thedeath of the previous partner, you must terminate the domestic partnershipbefore entering into a civil union with someone else.
Information regarding benefits can be found atthe https://nj.gov/treasury/pensions/.