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Civil Partnerships

A Civil Partnership is a legal relationship which gives a same sex couple some similarities to a marriage.

They were introduced in England in 2005 and give couples similar legal rights as married couples in a number of areas, including tax, pensions, and the ability to gain parental responsibility for a child.

Our experienced family lawyers can help you with any area relating to civil partnerships, including:

  • Pre-partnership agreements - similar to prenuptial agreements for married couples. These enable you to set out how property and financial assets will be divided in the event of a relationship breakdown.
  • Dissolution of a civil partnership - we can help you through the Court process of ending a civil partnership by one of the following two methods.
    • Separation orders - when a partnership has lasted less than 12 months.
    • Dissolution orders - similar in some ways to a divorce in that it cannot be made within the first 12 months of a civil partnership.

Contact us for advice on any area of civil partnerships.

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