Hawaii Gay Lesbian Civil Union Guide > Facts About Civil Unions in Hawaii > Will couples get these new rights if they just register as domestic partners with an employer or as reciprocal beneficiaries with the State?
Please note: This provides general information, not legal advice. Entering a civil union will be a major step because the law provides all spousal rights and obligations under Hawaii law to civil union partners. Yet, you may still need wills, powers of attorney, second parent adoptions, and other legal documents to protect you, especially when traveling. You should consult an attorney about your needs. Long-term couples and those with significant property especially should get advice about possible tax consequences and ways to protect pre-civil union property.
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