In December 2005 the law changed to allow same sex partners to register their relationship as a civil partnership. If you are considering entering into a civil partnership, we can provide advice on your rights and responsibilities, as well as the financial implications of separation or the legal dissolution of the partnership.
Since December 2005, same sex couples have been able to enter into civil unions which provide many of the legal rights and responsibilities previously only available to married couples. If you have entered into a civil partnership agreement and the relationship breaks down, you will need objective advice on both parties’ civil partnership rights. For those contemplating entering into a civil partnership we are able to advise as to the terms of a pre Partnership Agreement.
Civil partnership agreements make it possible for the Court to approve terms for financial provision, property and pension transfer. If you and your partner cannot agree terms, proceedings will be required to resolve the dispute.
This is a new and emerging area of the law which has yet to be interpreted by the Courts. As a specialist family law firm, we are able to keep abreast of all developments within the area.
To find out more about civil partnership rights, call Goodwins Family Law on 020 8423 3525