If you are considering a civil partnership, we can advise on you on your legal rights and ensure you have the right Civil Partnership Agreement. If your relationship is unfortunately coming to an end and you need solicitors to act for you on the dissolution, we can help. Our team of family lawyers, based in many different locations throughout England & Wales, can assist you with all the legal work and ensure that your interests are protected.
Civil Partnerships Legal Advice
Since 2013 same-sex couples can get married in England and Wales. Some people however, still prefer to form a civil partnership. 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 legal rights and protection as married couples should their relationship come to an end. Many of the benefits are similar to marriage.
A civil 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.
Civil Partnership Agreement
Prior to entering into a civil partnership, it is advisable to draw up an agreement. This will make provision for the possibility of the relationship breaking down in the future, especially If you have lived together for a long time before entering a partnership because without a detailed Agreement, a Court may take the view that your partner is entitled to a share of all your assets. A civil partnership agreement is a good way of clearly setting out your intentions, recording the starting point agreed on financial assets and intentions should you split up.
We are experienced and cost effective in drafting or reviewing Civil Partnership agreements. Please do get in contact.
Civil Partnership dissolution
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.
WE CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF DISSOLVING YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND ASSIST YOU WITH REACHING A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT