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NRS 122A.200 - Rights and duties of domestic partners, former domestic partners and surviving domestic partners


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Nevada Revised Statutes - Title 11: Domestic Relations - Chapter 122A: Domestic Partnerships - Rights and Duties of Domestic Partners

Rights and duties of domestic partners, former domestic partners and surviving domestic partners


1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 122A.210: (a) Domestic partners have the same rights, protections and benefits, and are subject to the same responsibilities, obligations and duties under law, whether derived from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon spouses. (b) Former domestic partners have the same rights, protections and benefits, and are subject to the same responsibilities, obligations and duties under law, whether derived from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon former spouses. (c) A surviving domestic partner, following the death of the other partner, has the same rights, protections and benefits, and is subject to the same responsibilities, obligations and duties under law, whether derived from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law or any other provisions or sources of law, as are granted to and imposed upon a widow or a widower. (d) The rights and obligations of domestic partners with respect to a child of either of them are the same as those of spouses. The rights and obligations of former or surviving domestic partners with respect to a child of either of them are the same as those of former or surviving spouses. (e) To the extent that provisions of Nevada law adopt, refer to or rely upon provisions of federal law in a way that otherwise would cause domestic partners to be treated differently from spouses, domestic partners must be treated by Nevada law as if federal law recognized a domestic partnership in the same manner as Nevada law. (f) Domestic partners have the same right to nondiscriminatory treatment as that provided to spouses. (g) A public agency in this State shall not discriminate against any person or couple on the basis or ground that the person is a domestic partner rather than a spouse or that the couple are domestic partners rather than spouses. (h) The provisions of this chapter do not preclude a public agency from exercising its regulatory authority to carry out laws providing rights to, or imposing responsibilities upon, domestic partners. (i) Where necessary to protect the rights of domestic partners pursuant to this chapter, gender-specific terms referring to spouses must be construed to include domestic partners. (j) For the purposes of the statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law and any other provision or source of law governing the rights, protections and benefits, and the responsibilities, obligations and duties of domestic partners in this State, as effectuated by the provisions of this chapter, with respect to: (1) Community property; (2) Mutual responsibility for debts to third parties; (3) The right in particular circumstances of either partner to seek financial support from the other following the dissolution of the partnership; and (4) Other rights and duties as between the partners concerning ownership of property, Ê any reference to the date of a marriage shall be deemed to refer to the date of registration of the domestic partnership. 2. As used in this section, ?public agency? means an agency, bureau, board, commission, department or division of the State of Nevada or a political subdivision of the State of Nevada.

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(Added to NRS by 2009, 2184)


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