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MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 97: Partners in Law (July August 2001 LA Lawyer
Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credits 

1. Study the CLE article in this issue.  

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced.  

3. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:  

Los Angeles Lawyer
MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055  

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.  

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.  

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.  

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you. 

Test Sheet



Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice. Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*

 

1. The Domestic Partnership Registration Act offers a wide gamut of rights equivalent to those offered by marriage.
True.
False.

2. Only same-sex couples can register as domestic partners.
True.
False.

3. A local municipality may offer more rights to domestic partners than those offered by state law
True.
False.

4. Domestic partnership registration confers upon the partners mutual rights to seek continuing support for living expenses after the dissolution of the partnership.
True.
False.

5. The partner of a California state employee is eligible to receive health insurance benefits from the state if the partners are registered as domestic partners under the Domestic Partnership Registration Act.
True.
False.

6. Domestic partners are jointly responsible for all loans incurred during the partnership only if the lender relied on the existence of the domestic partnership in granting the loan.
True.
False.

7. Domestic partners can agree to have community property laws apply to their partnership.
True.
False.

8. In custody determinations, a "psychological parent" has no significance in California courts.
True.
False.

9. Durable powers of attorney for healthcare allow domestic partners-but not unmarried opposite-sex partners-to designate each other to make decisions in the event of one partner's incapacitation.
True.
False.

10. Once they are registered, domestic partners automatically have priority to be the administrator of each other's intestate estate.
True.
False.

11. Domestic partners can contract for the right to receive temporary support during the pendency of the dissolution of the partnership.
True.
False.

12. Which of the following rights can domestic partners acquire by contract?
A. The right to sue for wrongful death of a partner.
B. The right to file joint tax returns.
C. The right to visit a partner in jail.
D. The right to own a partner's property that was acquired before the partnership.

13. The municipalities in California that have domestic partnership registries include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Petaluma, and Irvine.
True.
False.

14. Historically, same-sex couples have used adult adoption to deter will contests brought by family members and/or to circumvent successful will contests.
True.
False.

15. For a couple to qualify for domestic partnership registration, which of the following need not be true?
A. The couple shares a home.
B. Neither partner has been in another domestic partnership within six months prior to the new domestic partnership registration.
C. Both partners are of the same sex.
D. Both are over 18 years old.

16. A same-sex partner's right to sue for the wrongful death of his or her partner is now being sought in a current court case.
True.
False.

17. Nic and Dani are registered domestic partners. Nic took out a $15,000 loan, in her name only, during the partnership to purchase a baby grand piano. Which is Dani's best argument to avoid responsibility for the loan?
A. A baby grand piano is not a common necessary of life.
B. Dani does not play the piano.
C. Neither Nic nor Dani play the piano.
D. Nic took out the loan in her name only.

18. Alexis witnessed his domestic partner, Corydon, being beaten and killed. Does Alexis have standing to sue the attackers for negligent infliction of emotional distress?
True.
False.

19. Marvin v. Marvin is the basis for the enforcement of contracts between cohabitants, whether oral or written, so long as sex is not the only valuable consideration.
True.
False.

20. Colby and Jerry obtained a loan in both their names during their partnership to pay for Colby's appendectomy. They are jointly responsible for repaying the loan.
True.
False.

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*The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by The State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by The State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.  

 

   
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