Family Law > Civil Partnership
If you are considering a civil partnership, or if yours is unfortunately coming to an end, we can help. Our team of professionals can assist you with all the legal work and ensure that you feel your interests are protected.
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Since 2013 same-sex couples can now get married in England and Wales. Some however, still prefer to form a civil partnership.
A civil partnership first became available to ensure that same-sex couples had the same legal recognition that married couples did. Since February 2020, both same-sex and opposite-sex couples can enter into a civil partnership.
By entering a civil partnership, couples are offered the same protection as married couples should their relationship come to an end. Many of the benefits when forming a partnership are similar to marriage.
However, a partnership is formed by signing a document as opposed to making vows. There is no need for a religious ceremony or celebration to be included in the formalities. In addition, legally, a civil partnership is dissolved instead of a couple going through divorce proceedings.
Prior to entering into a civil partnership, it is possible to draw up an agreement. This will make provisions for the possibility of the relationship breaking down in the future.
The contents of such an agreement can be as specific as you would like them to be. It is generally best to restrict the contents of the agreement. This is to have the best chance of being taken into consideration by a Court. If the partnership is dissolved, it is recommended that the agreement refers to the division of assets and other financial matters.
We can answer any questions you may have before entering into a civil partnership. For example, you should be aware that cohabiting with your partner prior to forming a partnership will affect your assets.
If you have lived together for a long time before entering a partnership, the Court may take the view that your partner is entitled to a share of all the assets you share. This could be generated from when you moved in together as opposed to the date your partnership began. This would go against common misconceptions that assets would only be split between you from the date of your civil partnership.
WE CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF DISSOLVING YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND ASSIST YOU WITH REACHING A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT
Or, if you’ve decided to split up, we can guide you through the process of dissolving your partnership. We understand that when a relationship breaks down, that you need support and advice to ensure that you are protected. We can assist you with reaching a financial settlement with your partner. If it is necessary, we can also make an application to the Court for a financial order.
To discuss your situation with one of our Family Law Specialists, just contact us. With their friendly and sensitive approach, our Family Law Solicitors can provide you with expert legal advice and guide you through the process. Call us on 020 3540 4444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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