Any tax imposed pursuant to this Article shall not apply with respect to any transfer of real property, instrument, or other writing which purports to transfer, divide, or allocate community, quasi-community, or quasi-marital property assets between spouses for the purpose of effecting a division of community, quasi-community, or quasi-marital property which is required by a judgment decreeing a dissolution of the marriage or legal separation, by a judgment of nullity, or by any other judgment or order rendered pursuant to Divisions 4, 6 and 7 of the Family Code, or by written agreement between the spouses, executed in contemplation of any such judgment or order, whether or not the written agreement is incorporated as part of any of those judgments or orders.
Any tax imposed pursuant to this Article shall not apply with respect to any transfer to transfer, divide, or allocate assets held as joint tenants or as tenants-in-common between domestic partners for the purpose of effecting a division of assets upon the dissolution of a domestic partnership.
In order to qualify for the exemption provided in subsections (a) or (b), the deed, instrument or other writing effecting the transfer shall include a written recital, signed by either spouse or domestic partner, stating that the transfer is entitled to the exemption.
Individuals of the same sex who obtain a certificate of marriage or other official government document of any state or political subdivision thereof acknowledging their union in marriage shall be deemed to be or have been in a “domestic partnership” that qualifies for the exemption under subsection (b) in the event such individuals are denied the legal status of spouses or former spouses for purposes of the exemption in subsection (a), or the marriage certificate or other official government document acknowledging their marriage is invalidated in a final judgment or by operation of law because such individuals are of the same sex, if: (i) the transfer is for the purpose of effecting a division of assets between such individuals upon the dissolution of their union; (ii) they hold the real property or interest therein as joint tenants or tenants-in-common before the transfer; (iii) the union, regardless of its characterization as an invalid marriage or an informal or unregistered domestic partnership, has been dissolved; and (iv) the written recital signed by either individual pursuant to Subsection (c) states the particulars that exempt the transfer under this Subsection (d).
(Ord. 315-67, App. 12/12/67; amended by Ord. 377-84, App. 8/31/84; Ord. 236-94, App. 6/16/94; Ord. 108-04, File No. 040493, App. 6/21/2004)