General Definition: Two individuals forming a domestic partnership. Such two individuals must:
- Each individual is at least 18 years old and capable of consenting to the domestic partnership.
- Neither individual is married to, or in a domestic partnership with, another individual.
- The 2 individuals share a common residence. Two individuals may share a common residence even if any of the following applies:
- Only one of the individuals has legal ownership of the residence.
- One or both of the individuals have one or more additional residences not shared with the other individual.
- One of the individuals leaves the common residence with the intent to return.
- The 2 individuals are not nearer of kin to each other than 2nd cousins, whether of the whole or half blood or by adoption.
- The individuals are members of the same sex.
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Relevant Wisconsin Domestic Partnership Statutes: