SPOUSE AND DOMESTIC PARTNER DEFINITIONS RELATED TO CALIFORNIA PROBATE
California Probate Code 72 provides that Spouse also includes a domestic partner under the Probate Code.
“Spouse” includes domestic partner, as defined in Section 37 of this code, as required by Section 297.5 of the Family Code.
(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 50, Sec. 77. (SB 1005) Effective January 1, 2017.)