Civil partnerships protect you and your partner financially without the traditional aspects of marriage. If you need advice on registering or dissolving a civil partnership, our family lawyers are here to help you take the next step.
Our civil partnership lawyers can help if you’re entering into a partnership, or looking to dissolve one. We’re particularly experienced in cases involving complex financial or child law issues – from pre-partnership agreements, to using a surrogate to have a child.
Civil partnership is not the same as a gay marriage, but the rules and legal principles concerning the creation and dissolution of civil partnerships are based in the most part on those governing marriage. Before entering into a civil partnership couples may want to clarify what should happen regarding their finances in the event of separation and in these circumstances, you may want to draw up a pre-partnership agreement.
In the event that your civil partnership breaks down you will need to apply for a dissolution which is the equivalent of a divorce. If children are involved legal representation can ensure the appropriate arrangements are made. The court may end a civil partnership on an application by either of the parties.
Upon dissolution it is open to either partner to make an application in relation to the partnership finances, and such issues are dealt with in very much the same manner that financial disputes between married couples would be dealt with.
If you are entering into civil partnership and would like to draw up a pre-nuptial agreement, have already entered into a civil partnership and wish to sort out financial or children arrangements or if you intend to dissolve a civil partnership please contact a member of our family team who will have a confidential chat with you regarding your situation. We will then be able to advise you on whether we can help you.
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