Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnerships

A cohabitant is defined as a man and a woman who are (or were) living together as if they were man and wife or two persons of the same sex who are (or were) living together as if they were civil partners. Since the introduction of civil partnerships in December 2006 we have been providing legal advice to same sex couples who have or are contemplating becoming civil partners.

We can provide advice on the legal implications of entering into a civil partnership and can also provide advice on wills and inheritance tax issues. We have expertise in dealing with the jurisdictional issues that arise in civil partnerships where one of you may be living in or domiciled in another country.

Entering into a civil partnership is a huge emotional and legal commitment and gives the couple a whole range of legal rights and responsibilities.

We also offer a bespoke service in providing pre civil partnership agreements (‘Gay Pre Nups’) to clients who are contemplating a civil partnership. Some couples are concerned that assets that they have acquired prior to their relationship are protected in the event of the civil partnership being dissolved. ‘Gay Pre Nups’ are not binding on the court but they are a factor the court can consider on any dispute. Email us here to receive a copy of our Civil Partnership Dissolution information guide.

We are recognised by Stonewall for providing specific legal advice to same sex couples.

If you would like further information please contact us on 023 9238 8021 or fill in the enquiry form.

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