As you may know, if you are reading this page, California same sex marriage and registered domestic partners receive the same benefits as a traditional marriage after death. That is, the California probate laws are written to provide protections and priorities to the same sex spouse who has lost a loved one. In some cases there can be protections for non-married and non-registered domestic partners. Those actions, traditionally called “Marvin actions” are highly specialized. We might be able to help so contact us to discuss your case.